Severe Weather Awareness Week

Are you ready for severe weather? Once again this year, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Mdewakanton Public Safety, in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and the National Weather Service, will promote general weather safety and emergency preparedness during Severe Weather Awareness Week, April 8-12.

The week is designed to refresh, remind, and educate everyone about the seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. It’s also a great time to make and practice your emergency plan and build or refresh your emergency preparedness kit.

Each day of the week focuses on a different weather safety topic:

  • Monday: Alerts and Warnings
  • Tuesday: Severe Weather, Lightning, and Hail
  • Wednesday: Floods
  • Thursday: Tornadoes*
  • Friday: Extreme Heat and Wildfires

Learn more about Severe Weather Awareness Week and how you can be prepared for weather-related hazards by visiting

*Be Advised: Statewide tornado drills will be held on Thursday, April 11 at 1:45pm and 6:45pm as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Outdoor warning sirens will sound in a simulated tornado warning. The first drill is intended for institutions and businesses. The evening drill is intended for second shift workers and families.