Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 9–13, 2018

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18. 03. 17


Statewide Tornado Drills are Thursday, April 12

During the week, the Department of Public Safety and the National Weather Service will be promoting severe weather safety and emergency preparedness information in the media. In addition, statewide tornado drills will be held Thursday, April 12 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. 
This is the perfect time for families, communities, schools and local businesses to review and talk about their emergency plans and how they can prepare for the upcoming severe weather season.
Each day of the week highlights an important seasonal weather safety topic.

Promote Emergency Preparedness in Your Community!

  • Host community preparedness activities
  • Ask local businesses about their emergency plans
  • Host a preparedness and health fair
  • Start a local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Meet with homeowner associations to discuss emergency plans
  • Post Facebook articles and photos about preparedness activities 
  • Send tweets with preparedness tips
  • Teach preparedness classes at local schools
Specific information about these topics, including factsheets, checklists, data and other resources, is provided on the HSEM Weather Safety  and National Weather Service, Chanhassen websites.

New Direct Phone Numbers

The new Corrections (Jail) Phone Number is 218-416-7097. Please call this number for any inmate related questions.

Inmate voice mail line is 218-416-1120.

Sentence to Serve (STS) / Wade Cota - 218-683-7001

Jail Administrator / Dave Casanova -  218-416-7095 * Assistant Jail Administrator / Jo Williams - 218-416-7098 * Jail Programmer / Travis Black - 218-416-7082