Wadena County
415 Jefferson St So
Wadena, MN  56482

Emergency Management/Homeland Security
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Luke Manderschied
218-631-7795

Winter Weather Awareness Week

November 4th - 8th, 2013

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HOME

November 4th – 8th, 2013 is Winter Weather Awareness Week.  Wadena County Emergency Management would like to take the opportunity to remind citizens that the winter months are quickly approaching and it is important to be ready in case of a winter weather emergency. 
Officials would like to encourage citizens to inspect or create a winter survival kit for their vehicle and prepare themselves for winter driving conditions.  As a reminder, it is also important to closely monitor weather conditions before traveling.  Visibility and road conditions can quickly become hazardous causing a very dangerous situation for travelers. 
To better prepare your home for the winter months, inspect your furnace, check for any carbon monoxide leaks and install or test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.  It is also recommended to ensure there is a 3-day supply of food, water, and medications at home in case an emergency makes it unsafe to venture outside.
For more information about winter weather safety and helpful tips to become more prepared please explore the resources listed below...

 

Additional Information Is Available At:

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Ready Minnesota
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Minnesota Homeland Security
and Emergency Management
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Federal Emergency
Management Agency
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Whitehouse
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U.S. Department of
Homeland Security

Department of Health

NOAA
 
National Weather Service