With April showers come May flowers. …And thunderstorms! This time of year severe weather could hit at any given time. Sometimes, a few minutes notice is all it takes to save lives!
According to the State of Minnesota’s Homeland Security And Emergency Management’s site (HSEM) ~
The Severe Weather Awareness Week campaign helps teach Minnesotans about weather hazards and provides resources to minimize the risks associated with severe weather. Using this site as a guide, everyone is encouraged to make a plan, build an emergency kit and practice drills. The campaign and the scheduled statewide tornado drills are conducted in collaboration with the State of Wisconsin.
Future Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Weeks
- April 8 – 12, 2019 – Statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 11
- April 13 – 17, 2020 – Statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 16
The national Emergency Communications Network offers FREE and instant severe weather alerts. They make it very easy to register.
- Go to their Community Notification Enrollment site
- Enter your name, address and phone number (there’s even a TDD/TTY option for our hearing impaired)
- Select the type of alerts you wish to receive and method of notification
- If you want your information kept private, check the Data Privacy box
- Agree to Terms and Conditions
- Click ‘Verify Information’
- Your information and settings can we changed/edited just as easily if you create a password protected online account.
- Review your information for accuracy and click ‘Continue’
It really is that easy! Just Click on the ENROLL button or go to
Then, be a good neighbor. Check with those that are elderly or may not be as connected as you are. Let them know about the many ways to receive ECN CodeRED instant alerts.
CodeRED also assists in time of emergencies not related to severe weather. It provides evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports. CodeRED alert system is a tool that can help pull the community together in time of need. Check out the ECN Success Stories page.
MVTV Wireless wishes you a fun AND SAFE summer of 2017!
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