Communication Plan: How to Get Emergency Information

Get Ready for Extreme Weather: Week 11

Know Where to Get Accurate Emergency Information

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  • The City of Minneapolis has a useful webpage listing a variety of places where you can get emergency information. You can also sign up for emergency email and phone updates from the City.
  • Invest in a NOAA weather radio, which will turn on automatically when severe weather approaches your area. This will be particularly important when severe storms or tornadoes occur at night.
  • Call ECHO Phone 1-888-883-8831 (toll-free within Minnesota) for background information (in multiple languages) on emergency situations, as well as for instructions on how to stay safe and where to go for more information.
  • If you have become separated from family, Red Cross Get Help can help you find loved ones or a local shelter.
  • There are also a variety of phone apps that may be useful for contacting people and receiving or sending emergency information.
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