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Prepare Now for Spring Flooding

Flooding around homes and buildings

Ice jams and snowmelt will continue to increase the potential for flooding over the next several weeks in central and southern Minnesota. That’s the latest update from our partners at the National Weather Service.

HSEM is in touch with other federal, state and local partners who are working together to prepare. You should be preparing too.

We have all the resources you need on our Spring Flooding page. Look for a daily update on flooding across the state at the top of the page. And please share this valuable information with your family and friends.


Put 35 Years of Motorcycle Training Experience to Work for You

A motorcycle training instructor watches as a rider enters a series of traffic cones

After such a brutal winter, your first motorcycle ride of the year is going to feel great. But spring here in Minnesota is also known as pothole season. Add to that the extra sand and gravel, icy patches caused by snow runoff freezing at night, and motorists who have spent the last few months not sharing the road with motorcyclists, and you have some potentially dangerous riding conditions.

Preliminary numbers show that 58 riders died in 56 crashes last year, and over half of those crashes involved only the motorcycle. How to avoid such a fate? Training. Learn more in our latest blog.


Budget Recommendations Include Investments in Safety and Service

Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan's Budget for One Minnesota provides important investments for disaster assistance, improving DVS customer service, supporting deputy registrars, support for human trafficking investigations, and more. Learn how the budget supports DPS divisions and programs.

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Video Description: State and federal leaders discuss preparations for 2019 spring flooding in Minnesota.