Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
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The Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management reports that between 1982 and 2008, there were 4 tornado events in
Rusty Kapela of the National Weather Service in Sullivan provided me the following details on those four tornadoes:
Aug 17, 1985 F1 ...moved ESE out of
May 24, 1989 F0 ...just a brief spin-up in far northwest corner of
Mar 8, 2000 F1 ...spun up at Mitchell Field and moved northeast into St. Francis $4.6 M estimated damage, path length of 1.7 miles
July 2000 F1 ...5.4 miles southwest of Mitchell Field spin-up location (near I-94 and Ryan Rd intersection)...and it moved ESE into northern Racine County. Several homes damaged, and some power-poles/lines...totaling about $1.5M (estimated) in damage.
Tonight, the Franklin Common Council could vote to spend $150,000 on tornado warning sirens. I hope the Council, at the very least, puts off a decision until it hears from more than just one vendor. Ideally, the expensive and unnecessary sirens should be voted down.