We are the first, first responders

We are committed to answering all 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls with integrity, professionalism and compassion while efficiently dispatching police, fire and emergency medical services. Customer service is essential to our success, so we treat each caller with empathy and respect. Fond du Lac County 9-1-1 always there, always ready.
  • Tornado Warning - A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.
  • Tornado Watch - Tornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio or television for information.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Issued when severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property to those in the path of the storm.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch - Tells you when and where severe thunderstorms are likely to occur. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio or television for information.

Tornado Season Is Upon Us

In the United States, “tornado season” generally is in the spring when tornadoes are more prevalent with May and June being the peak months for tornadoes; however, like thunderstorms, tornadoes can form any time of the year. The state of Wisconsin averages 21 tornadoes annually.

What is the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning?


A Tornado Watch is issued to alert people to the possibility of a tornado developing in your area. At this point, a tornado has not been seen but the conditions are very favorable for tornados to occur at any moment.

A Tornado Warning is issued when a tornado has actually been sighted or radar has indicated rotation that could produce a tornado.

When are the sirens activated?


The outdoor warning sirens will be activated throughout the county whenever there is a tornado warning issued for anywhere in Fond du Lac County. There will not be an “all clear” siren activation when the tornado warning has expired or is cancelled so it is important to continue to monitor your local media for continued information on the storm.

For more weather information, go to www.nws.noaa.gov