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NOTICE - Updated 4/9/2020

Due to the continued health concerns raised by the COVID-19 virus the Lyon County Government Center, Public Works and the landfill will be closed to the public until further notice.  
Auditor/Treasurer - 507-537-6724
Driver’s License - 507-537-6727
Recorder, Birth, Death, Marriage - 507-537-6722
Assessor - 507-537-6731
Court Administration - 507-537-6734
Probation - 507-537-6746
Veteran’s Services - 507-537-6729
Human Resources, Administration - 507-537-6961
Passports - 507-532-1339
Environmental (including Household Hazardous Waste and mattress recycling)   - 507-532-8210
Landfill - 507-865-4615
Lyon County Soil & Water Conservation District - 507-532-8207 Ext. 3
Highway - 507-532-8205
Residents may also contact county staff by email. Email addresses are listed on the county website at www.lyonco.org/departments. We apologize for any inconvenience that that this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding.  These precautions are necessary to ensure the safety of our employees and to slow the spread of the virus.  For more information about COVID-19 and how to prevent the spread of the virus, please visit www.cdc.gov or www.health.state.mn.us.
Further updates will be posted to our website https://www.lyonco.org and Facebook page as they become available.

Severe Weather Awareness

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Alerts and Warnings.  There is always a lot of confusion on terminology.  The way that I remember it is that “watches” are just that, watch the time and watch the skies.  “Warning” has an “r” in the word.  The “r” is for “run, shelter, tornado.  Make sure that you understand the difference and know where your safe shelter areas are wherever you are.  

Severe Weather, Lightning and Hail.  The largest cause of injury and death in severe weather is caused by flying and falling debris.  If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to hit you. “When it Roars, go Indoors”.  

Floods.   6” of water reaches the bottom of many cars, causing them to stall or lose control, 1’ of water floats many vehicles, 2’ of rushing water carries away cars, SUV’s and pick-ups.  

Tornadoes.  Make sure that your family has a plan on where the tornado safe area is in your home.  If your home does not have a good place (like a mobile home or camper) go immediately to a sturdy structure close by.  Have your NOAA Weather Radio ready to go.  

Extreme Heat.  Extreme heat is very dangerous for elderly and small children.  Do NOT leave pets, children or elderly persons in a car!  Even just a few minutes can be deadly for them.  

Please contact Lyon County Emergency Management if you have any questions, comments or are looking for more information.