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Storm spurs Outagamie County to fix communications system

County supervisor calls for emergency management director to be fired

9:01 PM, Aug. 17, 2013
Trinity Lutheran members stay strong following tor...
Trinity Lutheran members stay strong following tor...: Members of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in New London work together to clear away the rubble from their church, which was devastated in Wednesday's storm. (Aug. 8, 2013).
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Outagamie County leaders pledged to correct major flaws in the emergency communications system that went unaddressed until the Aug. 6-7 storm that wreaked $31 million in damage.

County Executive Tom Nelson told Gannett Wisconsin Media on Saturday he already confirmed that a backup generator that was unconnected to a critical communications tower was reconnected as it should have been.

"When the generator issue was brought to my attention I, one, made sure it was reconnected, and two, went to find out why it was unconnected in the first place," Nelson said, acknowledging he has yet to find ...

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