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Dozens of Minnesota school districts have requested school safety assessments following several incidents around the country. The Minnesota School Safety Center (MnSSC) staff are fulfilling those requests in cities like Montevideo, Eyota and the Twin Cities. The assessments bring together administrators, educators, law enforcement and emergency managers as they consider, “What keeps you up at night?” They also tour school buildings to identify safety concerns and other hazards such as:
At a recent visit in Byron, MnSSC staff also guided district officials through safety training, drill protocols and safety best practices.
Two days after digging out of Minnesota’s historic April snowstorm, we’re finally starting to see the damaging effects.
HSEM recovery staff are working with both counties to schedule preliminary damage assessments to determine if the damages will be eligible for reimbursement through the State Disaster Contingency Account.
Despite winter’s tight grip, spring is here in Minnesota. It won’t be long before we see thunderstorms roll into the state. It’s a good time to refresh your family’s emergency plan should severe weather strike.
Minnesotans should stay alert and be prepared for the following safety threats:
Video Description: This video shows what happens behind the scenes during an exercise in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).