City of Scandia, MN

Here are three things that residents can do to be better prepared for severe weather, both in the summer and winter.

  1. Go to Settings/Notifications on your mobile phone and enable Government Alerts, including Emergency Alerts
  2. Sign up for emergency alerts through Washington County at sign up for CodeRed
  3. Be reminded that the Emergency Alert System (EAS) sirens are meant to be heard outdoors only. These sirens let people know to go indoors and get more information. They are NOT designed to wake you up in your home. Consider purchasing an All Hazards Weather Radio, which retail for less than $30. They can be programmed so you only hear the alerts that you want to. In addition, they are portable and can be brought with you on vacation or if you go camping.

Resources for Weather Spotting and Tracking

Mobile Apps
Mobile Apps

Enable “Government Alerts” on your phone under Settings. (WEA)

National Weather Service (Chanhassen) - Twin Cities, MN (

Weather and Public Health –The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment (

Resources for Emergency Preparedness

Plan Ahead for Disasters |

Prepare For Emergencies | Be Red Cross Ready | Red Cross

Mobile Apps | American Red Cross

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.® Surviving an Active Shooter Event - English - YouTube

Red Cross “Safe and Well” web site. Find loved ones after a disaster. Register on the Safe and Well List (

FEMA Mobile App and Text Messages |

Preparedness for Children

Welcome to Ready Kids! |

Sesame Street | Preschool Games, Videos, & Coloring Pages

Ready Wrigley Resources | CDC

Ice Age: Collision Course (

Making Disaster Preparedness Fun | Save the Children

How Families Can Prepare for Emergencies | American Red Cross

You can download this information here: Resources for Weather Spotting and Emergency Preparedness

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