Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Winter Hazard Awareness Week

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November 13-17, 2023

To help Minnesota residents minimize the risks of winter, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety sponsors Winter Hazard Awareness Week each fall in collaboration with the National Weather Service and other state, federal, and non-profit agencies.  

The event includes a media campaign, website promotion and social media posts. The week-long effort provides information that can be used with school, church or civic programs.

2023​ ​Winter Hazard Awareness Week ​Fact Sheet​


Monday, Nov. 13:  Winter Storms

Tuesday, Nov. 14:  Outdoor Winter Safety

Wednesday, Nov. 15:  Winter Fire Safety

Thursday, Nov. 16:  Indoor Winter Safety

Friday, Nov. 17:  Winter Driving