Wisconsin Emergency Management

Propane Shortage Information

The entire Midwest is experiencing a propane shortage, including Wisconsin. Because of the shortage, please take the following steps:

*Contact your propane vendor when your tank reaches 30% full. Because of the limited propane supply, propane vendors are not able to fill tanks completely right now. They also need more advance notice on delivering propane to your home since there is a high demand for the heating fuel. If you wait to call until after your tank is below 30%, you may not be able to get propane delivered before your tank runs out.

* Apply for heating assistance, if you have not already. If you have not yet applied for heating assistance, you can contact your county social service office or tribal government. You can also call toll-free 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947) or visit www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov about where to apply for heating assistance through the WHEAP program.

Visit EnergyIndependence.WI.gov for updates on Midwest Propane Supply Situation

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Wisconsin Emergency Management
2400 Wright St.
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608.242.3000     Fax: 608.242.3247