MN Severe Weather Awareness Week 2018

Publication date: April 11, 2018

Despite it is still snowing this year in April, we do need to prepare for the eventual return of summer and the threat of severe weather. Are you ready? Now is the time to plan for what you will do when sirens sound or the heavy rains cause flooding. 

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) sponsors the annual “Severe Weather Awareness Week” public information campaign each year. The week features an intense media campaign that highlights specific daily topics related to severe weather safety. The HSEM Severe Weather Awareness website offers additional information, checklists, and other informational resources to assist in local education efforts throughout the season.

Local professionals and volunteers can use these resources to engage their fellow citizens and local media to focus on these hazards and help ensure everyone has a safe and fun summer season.

Severe Weather Awareness Week Topics

Monday, April 9:

Alerts and Warnings – Personal weather alerts, siren activation information and types of warnings

Tuesday, April 10:

Severe Weather, Lightning and Hail – Thunderstorm winds, hail and lightning safety tips

Wednesday, April 11:

Floods – What to do before a flood, driving safety, what to do in a flash flood and flood terms

Thursday, April 12:

Tornadoes – What to do during a tornado event


Friday, April 13:

Extreme Heat – Heat waves, heat terms and heat illnesses

Calling all Students

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking students for paid, summer internships in the fields of Financial Management, Administrative & Office Support, Emergency Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Law.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

FEMA fosters innovation and rewards performance and creativity. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need.

The following announcements are open for current students through January 31, 2017:


Grade Level(s)

Duty Location(s)


Student Trainee - Emergency   Management

Student Trainee (Emergency   Management)


Anniston, AL; Oakland, CA;   Lakewood, CO; Washington, DC; Aiea, HI; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Kansas City,   MO; Philadelphia, PA; Denton, TX; Winchester, VA

Student Trainee - Human   Resources


Washington, DC; Winchester, VA

Student Trainee – Administrative

GS-2 to GS-5

Anniston, AL; Lakewood, CO;   Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Kansas City, MO; Denton, TX;   Winchester, VA ; Bothell, WA; Atlanta, GA; Oakland, CA; Emmitsburg, MD; New   York, NY

Student Trainee - Financial   Management


Denton, TX; New York, NY;   Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Oakland, CA

Student Trainee - Legal


Washington, DC

Student Trainee - Information   Technology


Winchester, VA; Boston, MA;   Chicago, IL, Washington, DC; Oakland, CA

How to Apply

Visit the links above to learn more about each position and to apply. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by January 31, 2017 at 11:59pm. Eastern Time (ET).

If you have any questions or want more information, please contact

Additionally, check out the Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers (AMEM) website for job opportunities year-round!