APPLETON - Storms tore through Northeast Wisconsin two weeks ago.
Now reports say storm policies were broken.
An internal memo says Outagamie County emergency personnel had ample time and reason to sound the sirens when storms tore through the Fox Valley this month, and broke county policy by failing to do so.
Public Safety Committee Chairman James Duncan released a sheriff's department timeline Sunday following news reports detailing problems with the response to the August 6th and 7th storm.
County policy states that if an officer witnesses a tornado or strong winds, the sirens are to be activated.
Media reports say the damage reports coming into the 911 center were a clear indication to activate the sirens.
Duncan's committee recommended Friday that the county's emergency management director be disciplined and possibly fired.
No one was killed, but the storm caused 31 million dollars in damage in Outagamie County.
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MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
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