Spring is the perfect time for individuals, families, schools, and local businesses to create/update emergency plans, discuss how they can prepare for the upcoming severe weather season and practice an emergency exercise or drill.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety will be conducting two statewide tornado drills. Severe weather sirens will be activated at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 in Burnsville and neighboring communities. Residents are encouraged to practice their tornado drills at these times.
Burnsville utilizes Dakota County’s Outdoor Warning System to alert people who are outdoors of severe weather. The County’s current practice is to activate sirens for all tornado warnings, but they will only sound sirens for severe thunderstorm warnings when winds are forecasted to reach a sustained speed of 70 mph or greater. Sirens can also be used in the event of a hazardous materials incident.
How to Prepare for Severe Weather
Learn more at www.burnsville.org/severeweather.
Learn more about Minnesota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week at http://weatherawareness.dps.mn.gov.
Sign up to receive emergency and weather notifications from the Dakota County Communications Center.
Chief of Police
Submit a non-emergency online service request
It's Not Just for Emergencies!
For Any Police-Fire-Medical Response in
Outside of Dakota County:
100 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337
952-895-4640 - Fax
Dispatch can be reached from the Police Lobby 24-Hours-a-Day / 7 Days-a-Week
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.