Yesterday we posted the Minnesota Propane Association's official statement regarding the propane gas industry crisis, and today we're sharing the Wisconsin Propane Gas Association's press release regarding Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker and his declaration of a State of Emergency.
Governor Scott Walker has declared a State of Emergency in response to the propane shortage that is impacting Wisconsin in advance of the extremely dangerous temperatures expected to move across the state in the week ahead. The declaration directs all state agencies to be on alert and to assist as needed.
Emergency Hotline: The Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Energy Services has established a hotline for citizens affected by the propane shortage, which is 1-866-432-8947.
Additional LIHEAP Funds: Governor Walker has directed the Division of Energy Services to release $1.5 million in additional Low Income Home Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Crisis Benefit dollars to the 49 counties and tribes with a high percentage of propane households.
Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund: has increased their income limits and will allow households to receive two benefit payments in a year.
WI National Guard: Authorizes the National Guard to assist civil authorities and
authorizes the Adjutant General to utilize personnel called to state active duty pursuant to this order.
Click here to read Executive Order #130.
Click here to read News Release