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State Emergency Operations Center Activates for Avian Influenza

EOC2 for web.jpgThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management division (HSEM) has activated the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to coordinate the state's ongoing response to avian influenza.

HSEM will coordinate resources needs with several state agencies including the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Approximately 65 people from 19 agencies attended the initial SEOC briefing Friday morning and received an update from the State Veterinarian Dr. Bill Hartmann.

Additional information will be posted on the SEOC webpage.. ​

Read more about the order here.

Find the latest information and resources here.

REP Training For State Agencies at HSEM

Rob Hines teaches REP to State Agency and VOADs - for web.jpgRadiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) is one of the vital missions of HSEM. Each year, in collaboration with Xcel Energy, HSEM conducts training and an exercise to practice and review emergency procedures for the state’s two nuclear power plants.

On Monday, staff from state agencies and volunteer organizations assigned with assisting in any radiological emergency, attended training in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC). The training is in preparation for a full scale exercise to be conducted in the SEOC and on site at the Monticello nuclear power plant in August. 

Visit our webpages for more information about HSEM’s

 Radiological Emergency Preparedness program.

Property Acquisition Success Story

A flash flood can occur at any time. Some areas of Minnesota see repetitive flooding and choose to mitigate the hazard. Watch this DPS/HSEM created video to see a success example of this in Pine County.