Welcome to Winona County/City of Winona Emergency Management

  • Near Elba in 2007
    Near Elba in 2007
  • Fire at the Islamic Center in Winona
    Fire in Winona
  • 2007 Flooding in Winona County
    2007 Flooding
  • Washed out bridge in Winona County
    Washed out bridge
  • Residential flooding in Winona County in 2007
    Residential flooding in 2007

StatusWinona County/City of Winona are under normal operating conditions.

Winona County/City of Winona Emergency Management maintains an on-call state of readiness twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This is accomplished through the dedication of Minnesota Certified Emergency Managers. Ben Klinger is the Emergency Management Director. 

The mission of Winona County Emergency Management is to minimize the impact of catastrophic events on our citizens, the economy, and public infrastructure.  This is accomplished through working in 5 mission areas:

  • Prevention
  • Protection
  • Mitigation
  • Response
  • Recovery

We hope this website will provide you with valuable information regarding the Emergency Management program and our services, along with helpful disaster preparedness information.

  CodeREDWinona County/City of Winona utilizes an Emergency Notification System called CodeRED.  Get alerts to emergencies and other important community news by signing up for this Winona County/City of Winona Emergency Notification System. The CodeRED notification system enables Winona County/City of Winona authorities to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. You will receive time sensitive messages however you specify. This system has the ability to deliver messages to a live person or an answering machine within a targeted area or the entire county quickly. Click here to enroll.

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Smart911 is a free service provided by Winona County/City of Winona.  It is private and secure - you control your information.  Smart911 saves time in an emergency when seconds count.  Sign up now.