Our changing climate is already bringing more volatile weather to Minnesota: floods, severe storms, heat waves, temperature swings, droughts, and wildfire risks. Our seasons are shifting, and so are our plant, animal, and insect species. Worldwide, we all live with new uncertainties, as well as rising seas.
That's why we hosted a community panel on emergency preparedness, with local experts offering readiness tips and training opportuni-ties. Read a summary in the Park Bugle, "Preparation and attitude are key assets in dealing with disasters" (Dec. 2017).
Households should be ready both to shelter in place for up to three days, and to evacuate
with three days' worth of supplies.
Learn more at the Stay Safe website
Trainings are offered through Ramsey County: enter "Community Emergency Response Team" on the website
Read and share Tom Brown's Field Guide to City and Suburban Survival (order it from Micawber's Books!)
Lucy Angelis, St. Paul's emergency management coordinator.
Slide show (below)
At our 2016 sustainability resource fair,
a wake-up call from climatologist Mark Seeley.
Our Bug-Out Beetle shows one version of a simple emergency kit; at right is the list printed on the city of St. Paul's model kit.
Think ahead about your own bug-out bag needs and contingency plans, and remember that knowing our neighbors boosts our resilience as a community.