In the event of an emergency in Maple Plain or Independence you should be aware of two key terms you might be asked to perform by law enforcement or fire departments to protect yourself and others. Those terms are “Shelter in Place” and “Evacuate”. You may be asked to perform one of these two tasks for natural disasters such as a tornado, wind events, a winter storm or a biological disaster where hazardous materials are released into the atmosphere from a train derailment or a chemical spill on a county, state or local road.
If you are requested to Shelter in Place or Evacuate it will be broadcast on local media stations, radio stations and sent directly you by our emergency notification system called CodeRed. If you have not yet signed up for CodeRed I would encourage you to sign up now.
By educating our citizens on what to expect in an emergency notification we can ease the stress of the emergency through preparation. By working together, planning for emergencies we can protect lives and property.
Where do I go after I evacuate?