APPLETON - Outagamie County leaders met Wednesday afternoon to continue their review of how emergency management officials handled some severe storms earlier this month.
The August 7 storms brought six tornadoes to the area.
Outagamie County was hit hard with more than $30 million in damages.
Emergency Management Director Julie Loeffelholz says she didn't sound the sirens because the National Weather Service never issued a tornado warning.
Loeffelholz told the Emergency Management Committee Wednesday those storms overwhelmed her office.
The deputy director had resigned just weeks before the storms hit and several other staff members were out of state on training.
While much of the focus has been on sirens not being sounded, other questions were raised Wednesday.
That included why teams of trained emergency response volunteers were not activated until more than a day after the storm.
Loeffelholz admitted those volunteers should have been mobilized sooner.
She says this is one of several issues her staff and others will review during meeting Thursday.
Both Loeffelholz and County Supervisor Jim Duncan say the main goal is to improve safety for county residents.
"You need to learn something and make changes and be willing to make the changes and we want to be sure everybody has an opportunity to look at how things went and make some suggestions and we go from there,” said Loeffelholz.
"As far as having more redundancy there, I think that is something that has to be addressed with the plan that she needs to work up so she has a backup to the backup here, because if it can go wrong it will go wrong,” said Duncan.
Loeffelholz says she plans to present a report from Thursday's meeting to the Public Safety Committee for review.
Loeffelholz also says representatives from the Small Business Administration will be at the Grand Chute Fire Department through Friday to provide assistance for businesses and homeowners applying for aid.
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