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Your desire to learn how to be informed and what steps to take in an emergency or disaster is the first step in disaster readiness.  The tips on these pages will help you prepare before disaster strikes, how to recover from disasters, simple steps to survive the emotional upheaval, and where to find disaster training.

Be Informed: Receive emergency alerts
Phone:  (507)328-2824

CodeRED is the City of Rochester and Olmsted County emergency alert system.  To enroll, go to the Community Notification Enrollment page for CodeRED. You will receive text messages, phone calls, emails, and…More

Outdoor Warning Sirens
Phone:  (507)328-2824

Siren Test Day is Wednesday morning in Rochester.  The outdoor warning sirens are tested at 10 am on the first and third Wednesday of the month…More

Tornado Safety: Best place to go
Phone:  (507)328-2824

At home, have a family tornado plan in place, based on the kind of dwelling you live in and the safety tips listed here…More