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 RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — An emergency declaration remains in effect as Racine County continues its coordinated response to the recent ice storm. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains operational and will continue to collaborate with municipalities and utility providers for recovery. 

Currently, there are power outages in Racine County and additionally in Kenosha and Walworth Counties as well.

Around 120 people in Racine County are still without power due to freezing and downed power lines from the ice storm.

“Racine County will continue to provide regular updates via its Facebook page. Residents should exercise caution while traveling due to downed trees, tree limbs, and power lines. Please be advised that a downed power line is extremely dangerous, and residents should remain clear of fallen lines,” reads a release from Racine County.

Warming centers

At this time, Racine County states that the EOC is verifying the status of community warming center partners potentially impacted by ongoing power outages. Several warming centers are currently without power from the ice storm, and any residents seeking shelter at one of these locations should contact the location to verify its status.

Some warming center partners not included on this list are without power, and others have adjusted hours of operation due to the weather. Below is a current list of active warming centers in Racine County. Please call ahead to confirm if seeking shelter at one of these locations if possible.

Town of Norway Hall  6419 Heg Park Road, Wind Lake, WI 53185
Walmart Supercenter 1901 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington, WI 53105
Salvation Army   1901 Washington Ave., Racine, WI 53403
Target   5300 Durand Ave., Racine, WI 53406
Cesar Chavez Community Center  2221 Douglas Ave., Racine, WI 53402
Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Community Center   1134 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Racine, WI 53404
Humble Park Community Center2200 Blaine Ave., Raine, WI 53405
Ascension All Saints Hospital   3801 Spring St., Racine, WI 53405
Walmart Supercenter  3049 Oakes Road, Sturtevant, WI 53177
Malicki’s Piggly Wiggly 5201 Washington Ave., Racine, WI 53406
Tyler-Domer Community Center 2301 12th St., Racine, WI 53403
Dr. John Bryant Community Center601 21st St., Racine, WI 53403
Waterford Public Library  101 N. River Road, Waterford, WI 53185
Warming Centers currently open in Racine County

We Energies responds

“Dangerous and icy conditions have caused extensive damage on our system. We have an army of crews and specialized workers – including resources brought in from out of state – supporting the restoration effort. We appreciate your patience,” reads an online statement by We Energies regarding the recent ice storm.

To view ice storm power outages, visit We Energies’ outage map online.

“More than 90% will be restored by noon on Friday and all customers will have their power restored or outage assigned by 5:00 p.m. Friday,” continues We Energies online.

Report outages

“We’d ask any customer who loses power to please report it on our apponline, or over the phone. Also, if you see a line down, assume it is energized and stay at least 25 feet away and report it to us or the local police department,” Amy Jahns, WE Energies spokesperson, told the Racine County Eye.

Call the power outage line at 1-800-662-4797 to report an outage.

Ice storm warrants emergency orders

At this time, there is currently a Declaration of Emergency issued for Racine County and Gov. Evers has issued an Energy emergency for the State of Wisconsin.

Ice storm development; Feb. 22 significance

Read more about the recent ice storm, including the ice storm from last year that fell on the 100-year anniversary of another large ice storm in 1922.

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