Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Minnesota COVID-19 Response

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Severe Weather Awareness

Severe weather season is upon us and we will soon see thunderstorms regularly roll into through Minnesota. Now is a good time to refresh your family’s emergency plan should severe weather strike. Review the following severe weather topics and prepare today! 

Follow the HSEM Facebook and Twitter pages to learn new ways to stay informed this severe weather season.

The New SEOC Facility Will Help Minnesotans Get Through Their Worst Day

Sewage Damage in the State Emergency Operations Center
The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) has now been active for more than 300 days during the sustained COVID-19 response effort. The activation is the longest in Minnesota history. If this prolonged activation has made anything clear, it’s that the SEOC desperately needs a new facility. Fortunately, the gears are now in motion for that to happen.

Learn more about the plans and the timeline in our latest blog.​