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April 17-21 is Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 17-21. Join Ramsey County Emergency Management and 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 17 - Alerts and warnings

Notification of severe weather is now more available than ever. Wireless emergency alerts provide tornado warnings on cell phones.

Tuesday, April 18 - Severe thunderstorms, lightning and hail

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

Wednesday, April 19 - Floods

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

Thursday, April 20 - Statewide Tornado Drill Day

NOAA All Hazards Alert Radios, outdoor warning sirens and other alerting devices 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 21 – 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 Monday, April 17, 2017 - 2:54 p.m.