Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Information and Resources

Minnesota Department of Public Safety


 General Emergency Preparedness:

Severe Weather:

Winter Weather

These fact sheets and other informational materials from HSEM are available as customizable Word documents by request.

State Fire Marshal

Minnesota Department of Health


Fact Sheet: Stay Cool Tips
Fact Sheet: Heat Wave

Minnesota Department of Commerce

University of Minnesota Extension

University of Minnesota Extension - Extreme Weather

Minnesota State Council on Disabilities (MSCOD)

NOAA/National Weather Service

Fact Sheet: Wind chill
Fact Sheet: Heavy Snow and ice
Downloadable Chart: NWS Wind Chill Chart
Heat Events Guidebook [PDF] - Environmental Protection Agency
Heat Index Chart [PDF] - Courtesy of the National Weather Service - Chanhassen Office
Tornado FAQ online - history, science, forecasting, etc..

Ready.gov (FEMA):

Ready.gov - U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA “Ready” campaign. Find publications on family preparedness, including information for older persons, those with disabilities and other special needs, and pet owners.

Metropolitan Emergency Managers Association

Guide for Evaluating Severe Weather Shelter Areas in Buildings

Minnesota Safety Council

Safe-a-Rooni – invites children to take a “safety safari” (‘cause it’s a jungle out there!)

American Red Cross: