Emergency Management

Responsibilities & Services

Crow Wing County Emergency Management coordinates with local, state, and federal agencies to preserve life, property, and the well-being of our citizens from natural, technological, and man-made disasters.

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About Crow Wing County ALERT: Get emergency alerts and optional community alerts by signing up for the Crow Wing County Emergency and Community Alerts program. This provides a means for County & City officials to notify you by phone, email, SMS TXT, and/or TTY/TDD, is elected by you. You create and control your enrollment profile, and your information is protected by a username and a password that you create. Using your username and your password, you may change or even delete your profile at any time.

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For More Information on the Emergency and Community Alerts program see: Crow Wing County ALERT

Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 8–12, 2019

Statewide Tornado Drills 

The most important events during Severe Weather Awareness Week are the two annual statewide tornado drills. These drills are scheduled for Thursday, April 11 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. 

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Free-SKYWARN Classes on April 9th, 1st Class will be at 2:00 p.m. and the 2nd will be at 6:00 p.m.  Location will Crow Wing County Land Services Bld. meeting rooms 1 & 2.

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For more information on SKYWARN, visit National Weather Service - Duluth


Warnings and Alerts: Keeping Ahead of the Storm

Minnesotans should listen to a NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio and television for the latest winter storm warnings, watches and advisories. The National Weather Service issues outlooks, watches, warnings and advisories for all winter weather hazards. Here’s what they mean and what to do.

  • OUTLOOK:  Winter storm conditions are possible in the next 2-5 days. Stay tuned to local media for updates.
  • WATCH:  Winter storm conditions are possible within the next 36-48 hours. Prepare now!
  • WARNING:  Life-threatening severe winter conditions have begun or will begin within 24 hours. Act now.
  • ADVISORY:  Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. If you are cautious, these situations should not be life threatening. Electronic equipment is available to receive weather information: NOAA Weather Radio, radio, television, and cellphone.

Fact Sheet:  NWS- Winter Weather Terms 


Outdoor Warning Sirens are tested on the 1st Wednesday of the Month at 1:00 p.m.

"Emergency Preparedness - It's Everyone's Responsibility"
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 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

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