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In response to a state wide propane shortage, Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency ahead of the extremely cold temperatures expected next week.

The declaration directs all state agencies to be on alert and to assist as needed. Unusually cold temperatures, a wet fall increased propane demand for grain drying, and the temporary closure of a major propane pipeline for maintenance from Nov. 28 to Dec. 18 contributed to the propane shortage.

“The health and safety of our citizens is our number one priority, and this declaration gives us the necessary resources to protect the residents of Wisconsin,” Walker said.

As part of Walker’s executive order the organization Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund (KWWF) agreed to temporarily allow an increase in its income limit for propane households from 60 percent of state median income (SMI) to 80 percent SMI. This change will allow propane households to potentially receive an increased maximum benefit of $600. For more information, go to www.kwwf.org.

A list of Door County warming shelters can be found at www.readywisconsin.wi.gov.

Those looking to purchase propane or apply for financial assistance can contact Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) at (866) 432-8947 or go to www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov.

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