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All Safety Tips

Money wiring scam

UMPD will never instruct people to wire money to clear a warrant. If you get one of these phone calls, hang up, it is a scam.

#whatsmyname

Before you get in an Uber or Lyft, ask "What's my name?" to confirm it's the right vehicle.

Shivering matters

Do not ignore shivering. It’s an important first sign that the body is losing heat. Persistent shivering is a signal to return indoors.

Stay dry

Wet clothing chills the body rapidly.

Layer-up

Wear several loose fitting layers that hold body heat and don’t absorb moisture.

Cold Weather Gear

Wear a hat, scarf, mittens, water resistant coat and boots.

Stay in the car

If you are stranded, it is safest to stay in your car.

Road safety

Avoid traveling on ice-covered roads, overpasses, and bridges if at all possible.

Be informed

Visit NWS Twin Cities Weather Story for the full forecast.

Stay indoors

Try to stay indoors during extremely cold weather. Make any trips outside as brief as possible

Winter Weather Tips

Try to stay indoors during extremely cold weather. Make any trips outside as brief as possible

Direct

Take direct action in the moment to prevent harm if your gut says so.