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Severe Cold Weather Safety Resources

 

Local Warming Centers/Emergency Shelters
 

Hennepin County, including Minneapolis: https://www.hennepin.us/residents/health-medical/heating-options


Ramsey County, including St. Paul: https://www.ramseycounty.us/content/safety-information-extreme-cold-and-winter-weather


Anoka County:  https://www.anokacounty.us/3661/35569/Severe-Cold-Warming-Stations-in-Anoka-Co


Dakota County:  https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/HealthFamily/PublicAssistance/Housing/Pages/emergency-shelter.aspx


Washington County: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road in Mahtomedi 


North Mankato:  North Mankato Police Annex Community Room, 1001 Belgrade Avenue

 

Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips

 

National Weather Service Winter Safety Information and Graphics: https://www.weather.gov/safety/winter

 

Know the warning signs of hypothermia and frostbite to keep safe from the severe cold. Here's a great resource with tips to avoid, spot and treat frostbite and hypothermia: https://www.ramseycounty.us/sites/default/files/Emergency%20Response/avoid_spot_treat_hypothermia_frostbite.pdf

 

 

Wind Chill Chart