What can I do to prepare?

To assist law enforcement in keeping Minneapolis and our residents safe, please stay alert and aware of your surroundings. Dial 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activities. Citizens are requested to do the following:

Checklist for Emergency Supply Kit

While the City of Minneapolis is not under any imminent threat, it is recommended that everyone prepare an Emergency Supply Kit to help households prepare for any emergency, including winter storms and power outages.

Prepare Your Kit

Possible Containers Include:



Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking, and little or no water. If you must heat food, pack a can of sterno. Select food items that are compact and lightweight. *Include a selection of the following foods in your emergency supplies kit:

First Aid Kit

Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car. Each first aid kit* should include:

Non-Prescription Drugs

Tools and Supplies


Clothing and Bedding

Special Items

For Baby*

For Adults*


Important Family Documents

Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container:


Emergency Preparedness & Your Pet

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (MACC) is prepared to respond in a disaster. You and your pet should be too. Here’s what you can do:

1. Microchip and license your pet: If you and your pet are separated, these identifiers could be crucial in reuniting you with your pet. Make sure the microchip number is registered and your contact information is current at MACC.

2. Make an emergency supply kit for your pet that includes:

3. Plan in advance what you will do in an emergency:

Last updated Mar 31, 2015