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Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Future Weather Awareness Weeks

Severe Weather Awareness Week (April)

The Severe Weather Awareness Week campaign helps teach Minnesotans about weather hazards and provides resources to minimize the risks associated with severe weather. Using this site as a guide, everyone is encouraged to make a plan, build an emergency kit and practice drills.  The campaign and the scheduled statewide tornado drills are conducted in collaboration with the State of Wisconsin.

Future Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Weeks 

  •  April 8 - 12, 2019  - Statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 11
  •  April 13 - 17, 2020 - Statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 16

Winter Hazard Awareness Week (November)

To help Minnesotans minimize the risks and hazards of winter, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety — in collaboration with the National Weather Service and other state, federal and non-profit agencies — sponsors Winter Hazard Awareness Week each fall to educate, inform, remind and reinforce the behaviors and actions that lead to a warm, safe and enjoyable winter season.
The week-long educational campaign includes a media blitz and web-based information materials to assist citizens and communities in preparing for winter weather risks. Check back here every October for more information about this event or sign-up for our email notifications.

Future Winter Hazard Awareness Weeks 

  • November  4 - 8,  2019
  • November 9 - 13, 2020