Health Department

Public Service Center
250 S. 4th. Street, Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-2301

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Extreme Cold Preparedness

During cold weather, you should take the following precautions:

Hypothermia (Read More)

Warning signs in adults:

  • shivering, exhaustion
  • confusion, fumbling hands
  • memory loss, slurred speech
  • drowsiness

Warning signs in infants:

  • bright red, cold skin
  • very low energy

Frostbite (Read More)

Warning signs:

  • a white or grayish-yellow skin area
  • skin that feels unusually firm or waxy
  • numbness

Extreme cold preparedness for pets

Cold Weather Rule

Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule helps homeowners and renters protect and reconnect heat during the winter months beginning October 15th. See MN Public Utilities Commission Cold Weather Rule or the Cold Weather Rule brochure for more information.

Other Cold-related Concerns

Additional Information

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More information and tips on being ready for winter weather and extreme cold temperatures can be found at www.ready.gov/winter.

 Winter Safety



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Last updated Jul 20, 2015