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Information and Resources

Minnesota Department of Public Safety



Severe Weather:

Winter Weather:

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 Preparedness Information

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.. (FEMA): - 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.

National Organization on Disabilities 

Emergency Preparedness Information from the National Organization on Disabilities (NOD)

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: