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Winter is Still Here

Blizzard in MinnesotaIt may be March but winter is still with us.  The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning and Watch for portions of southwestern Minnesota.  Snow and windy conditions are expected in the next 24 hours. A Winter Weather Advisory has also been issued for much of the rest of the state including the metro area.

Spring will be here soon but don’t let your guard down. Stay prepared for winter. Go through your vehicle’s winter emergency kit one more time. Be sure you have enough emergency supplies on hand in case you get stuck on the road.

Check our Winter Survival in Your Car Fact Sheet if you need reminders.

HSEM is Now a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

WRN_Ambassador_logo.jpgHSEM has been named a “Weather-Ready Nation” Ambassador by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort by NOAA to formally recognize partner organizations who work to improve America’s readiness and resilience to extreme weather, water, and climate events.  HSEM has long been a partner with NOAA and the National Weather Service (NWS) in strengthening Minnesota’s resistance and resilience to the hazards of extreme weather.

As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, HSEM will be collaborating throughout the year with the NWS and other state and local agencies on communicating awareness and preparedness through the media and public events.