ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS:  If you have experienced flooding in your home from the recent rains and your insurance company has deemed your losses to be 50% of your property value or more, you may qualify for a local option abatement. Contact the Brown County Assessor’s office before July 1st @ 507-233-6606 to speak with an appraiser to request an inspection.

Heat Emergency

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What is a Heat Wave?

A Heat Wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat and humidity. The National Weather Service steps up its procedures to alert the public during these periods of excessive heat and humidity.

The Heat Index is a number in degrees Fahrenheit that explains how hot it really feels (much like wind chill for cold weather) when the relative humidity is added to the actual air temperature.

Heat Wave Safety:

  • Slow Down! Avoid strenuous activity and if you must perform strenuous activities do it during the coolest part of the day which is usually the morning between 4 am and 7 am.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible. If air conditioning isn’t available, stay on the lowest floor, out of direct sunlight. Remember fans don’t cool the air, but they do help sweat evaporate which can help cool your body.
  • Drink plenty of water regularly and often. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine as they can dehydrate you and put your body at risk for a heat related illness.

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Contact Emergency Management

Laine Sletta
EM Director
Phone: (507) 233-6644

Robert Santaella
Asst. EM Director
Phone: (507) 233-6642

Shawn Stoermann
Emergency Manager
Phone: (507) 233-6852

Jaimee Brand
Public Health Director
(507) 233-6812

Michelle Steinbeisser
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
(507) 233-6813


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Office Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
(most offices)

Main Office Phone: 507-233-6600

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073

Individual Office Hours may vary.


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