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April 8-12 is Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 8-12. 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 8 - 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 9 - Severe thunderstorms, lightning and hail

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

Wednesday, April 10 - Floods

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

Thursday, April 11 - 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 12 – 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, March 25, 2024 - 5:13 p.m.