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April 12-16 is Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 12-16. Join Ramsey County Emergency Management & Homeland Security in preparing for severe weather season by reviewing safety and awareness tips each day this week.

Learn more about emergency preparedness and management in Ramsey County.

Monday, April 12 - Alerts and warnings

Severe weather notices are now more available than ever. Wireless emergency alerts provide tornado warnings and flash flooding on cell phones.

Tuesday, April 13 - Severe thunderstorms, lightning and hail

Thunderstorms can bring multiple hazards - including wind, hail and lightning.

Wednesday, April 14 - Floods

Flash flooding is one of the most dangerous and costly disasters in Minnesota.

Thursday, April 15 - Statewide Tornado Drill Day 

Outdoor warning sirens will sound twice to allow businesses, schools and families chances to practice their severe weather sheltering plans.

  • 1:45 p.m. - Simulated tornado warning to practice daytime emergency plans
  • 6:45 p.m. - Second simulated tornado warning to practice home and evening emergency plans

Friday, April 16 – Extreme heat

Extreme heat causes more weather related deaths than any other weather threat. Learn about heat illness and ways to stay cool.

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.