Ice storms, heavy snow, or other extreme winter weather can damage to your trees, shrubs, home and farm buildings. Extension education can help.
- Protecting trees and shrubs against winter damage
- Help your woody ornamentals survive the coming winter
Extension phone lines
1-800-854-1678 (MN area codes only)
Mon–Fri, 9 a.m.–noon and 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Household issues: cleaning and cooking safely
Other recommended resources for winter damage
- Dealing with Winter Weather — eXtension — Personal and family safety, livestock, energy
- 511 Traffic and Road Conditions — Dial 511 — Minnesota Department of Transportation — Weather, construction, delays and more, online or by phone at 5-1-1.
- Minnesota Duty Officer Program (56 K PDF) — 800-422-0798 (Greater Minnesota only) or 651-649-5451 (Twin Cities Metro Area) — Homeland Security and Emergency Management — Assistance and additional resources for a wide range of emergency situations, including reporting hazardous spills.
- Severe Weather Awareness — Minnesota Department of Public Safety: Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management — Subscribe to email announcements and updates.
- Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery — Minnesota Department of Health — Individual and family preparedness, emergency communications, legal issues and more.
- DisasterAssistance.gov — Collaboration of U.S. Government agencies — Use this questionnaire to determine if you qualify for assistance. Additional information on how to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster.
- The Disaster Handbook: Winter Storms Chapter — University of Wisconsin Extension (PDF) — Safety at home and while traveling during winter storms.
- Winter Safety and Awareness — NOAA National Weather Service — Resources for snow, ice, cold, strong winds and wind chill.
- A Preparedness Guide (PDF) — American Red Cross - Be prepared and stay informed with these winter weather tips.