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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Winter Hazard Awareness week is this week

Winter Hazard Awareness week is from November 14-18.

Many Minnesotans have fall traditions, but as we all know when partaking in these traditions, winter is right around the corner.

To help Minnesota residents minimize the risks of winter, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, National Weather Service and Cottonwood County Emergency Management collaborate to sponsor Winter Weather Awareness Week each fall.

The event includes a media campaign, website promotion and social media posts. The week-long effort provides specific information each day that can be used in conjunction with school, church or civic programs.

Follow Cottonwood County Emergency Management on Facebook for information each day on specific winter hazards.

You can also go to https://public.alertsense.com/signup/?regionld=1997 to sign up for alerts from Cottonwood County to stay informed on the latest road closures in the county, county office closures or blizzard and winter storm warnings from the National Weather Service.

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