• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Emergency Management

Local or national emergencies have the potential to disrupt the normal administration of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and may threaten the safety of employees and visitors. This webpage, along with an emergency telephone extension number (#666), during such an event will be updated with news and other information if an emergency prevents normal communications among MISS employees.

Following are important sources of information and actions that employees should take now to increase safety and to decrease disruptions to park operations.

Stay Informed

Pandemicflu.gov
Inside NPS: Swine Flu
Minnesota State Pandemic Planning
Minnesota Department of Health: H1N1 Novel Influenza news page

Actions You Should Take Now

-Update passwords and access information for your C3Portal e-mail to prepare for telecommuting.
-Update your contact information at Y:\shared files\administration\Personnel\MNRRA Staff.doc
-Review the MISS Pandemic Flu Level One Action Plan at Y:\shared files\cross-team\Committees\Safety\Pandemic Influenza
-Review the MISS Continuity of Operations at Y:\shared files\administration\Continuity of Operations Plan
-Read the Business Checklist.
-Prepare your own Individual/Family Plan

Did You Know?

The wide Mississippi River

At Lake Onalaska, near LaCrosse WI, the Mississippi River is about 4 miles wide. The combination of water held behind Lock and Dam #7 and water held by damming the Black River form this broad reach of the Mississippi River.