We work before, during and after trouble strikes, to protect the residents of Hennepin County.
Some of the dangerous conditions we monitor include dam breakage, extreme heat, fires, flooding, hazardous materials spills, infectious disease outbreaks, thunderstorms, tornadoes and winter storms, acts of terrorism or other man-made disasters
Emergency Management also coordinates and maintains public and private disaster resources in the county, and works with other emergency officials and volunteers to prepare for and respond to emergencies. The county’s role is a partnership with each city in the county.
Every city has an Emergency Operation Plan that meets state and federal requirements. Hennepin County Emergency Management responds to crises when a city emergency manager, mayor or other city official requests county resources. All emergencies happen locally, and the initial response also is handled locally.