Northern Plains

Northern Plains Region - Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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.

Please Visit the FEMA Library to Download Individuals/Families/Tribal Leaders Documents:
Tribal Leaders Brochure (PDF)
Northern Plains Individual/Family Brochure (PDF)

Northern Plains Poster (PDF)

Community Awareness Campaigns
Local radio stations may be willing to broadcast this public service announcement (PSA) as a community service at no charge.

15 Second Radio PSA (MP3)
30 Second Radio PSA (MP3)
60 Second Radio PSA (MP3)

Visit the Ready Publications section for additional resources for families, children, elders, pet owners, individuals with access and functional needs and businesses.

Regional Contacts

Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan - FEMA Region V Office
536 South Clark St., 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 408-5500

Nebraska and Iowa - FEMA Region VII Office
9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO. 64114-3372
(816) 283-7061

Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota - FEMA Region VIII Office
Denver Federal Center
Building 710, Box 25267
Denver, CO 80225-0267
(303) 235-4864

Last updated: 02/27/2014 - 10:08 AM