By Terry Kovarik
Those who’ve called Door County home for twenty years or more cannot forget the tornado of 1998. It left $7-million
dollars in damages to homes, farms and businesses. Emergency management officials now prepare regularly to react to a similar destructive storm. Door County Emergency Management and Communications Director Daniel Kane is new to the area. But he met with emergency service agencies throughout the county to be ready to respond when needed.
Kane says Door County has improved efforts to alert people when severe weather is about to strike. The Code Red system, which residents can sign up for online, already sends alerts to the cellphones for those who sign-up. Emergency
management is also preparing to set up a Facebook page to expand the ability to send out warnings.