Health Response and Preparation Information
The Department of Emergency Management's mission is to help the University prepare for, respond to, recover from, and reduce the effects of disasters. Our mission is accomplished through preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
DEM serves the Twin Cities, Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester campuses.
National Weather Service Releases Educational Resources
In addition to releasing its latest edition of the Ambassador's Corner newsletter, the National Weather Service has shared a number of educational resources for kids who are learning at home. Using these educational resources, kids can build a hurricane, learn how to identify different types of clouds, and study the dynamics of climate.
Severe Weather Awareness Week
The Department of Emergency Management will be observing Severe Weather Awareness Week April 13-17, 2020.
Today's Severe Weather Awareness Week theme is “Heat.” Believe it or not, heat is the #1 weather-related killer in the United States, and on average, 130 people die each year and countless more hospitalized as a result of it.
See the link below for more extreme heat information and resources.
Each day of the week highlights an important seasonal weather safety topic.
- Monday: Alerts and Warnings
- Tuesday: Severe Weather, Lightning and Hail
- Wednesday: Floods
- Thursday: Tornadoes (Tornado Drill Day is April 16)
- Friday: Extreme Heat
Gun Violence PSA
Following is a PSA that was created in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Would you recognize the signs of gun violence?
If You See Something Say Something
If you see something suspicious taking place on campus, report that behavior or activity to the UMPD, or in the case of emergency call 9-1-1. Factors such as race, ethnicity, national origin, or religious affiliation alone are not suspicious. You should report only suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., an unattended backpack in a public place or someone trying to break into a restricted area) rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations, or speech unrelated to terrorism or other criminal activity.
If your department is interested in a "See Something, Say Something" poster to display, please contact DEM. The posters are available in English and Somali.
NOAA Weather-Ready Nation AmbassadorTM
The Department of Emergency Management has been designated as a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation AmbassadorTM. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, DEM is committed to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.
System-wide responsibility for developing, implementing & sustaining the emergency management program of the University.
University of Minnesota
Department of Emergency Management
2221 University Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414