Storms, floods, blizzards, severe cold, wildfires and tornadoes are some of the conditions that can cause emergencies or disasters for the people of the Northern Plains.
Few people living on the Northern Plains will soon forget the devastating blizzard of 2010 that crippled reservations from Montana to the Dakotas.
- Blizzards are common across the plains and can caused loss of power, frozen water pipes, treacherous driving conditions and drifting snow, which can cut off access to food, medicine and life-saving treatment such as dialysis
- In the spring and summer months, severe hail and thunderstorms can bring lightning and high winds or cause flooding in low-lying areas
Remember to make a plan, build a kit, and be informed
FEMA Offers Regional Resources
FEMA offers the following resources to help local communities to plan and prepare. All files can be freely downloaded, printed, emailed or broadcasted.
Community Awareness Campaigns
Local radio stations may be willing to broadcast this public service announcement (PSA) as a community service at no charge.
Radio PSA Transcript
Visit the Ready Publications section for additional resources for families, children, elders, pet owners, individuals with access and functional needs and businesses.
Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan - FEMA Region V Office
536 South Clark St., 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
Nebraska and Iowa - FEMA Region VII Office
9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO. 64114-3372
Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota - FEMA Region VIII Office
Denver Federal Center
Building 710, Box 25267
Denver, CO 80225-0267