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Prepare for floods

Although the current flood forecast is generally mild, Extension Climatologist Mark Seeley reminds Minnesotans to watch for updates and be prepared for the less predictable flash flooding that can occur from spring through fall.

Minnesota Climatology Working Group

University of Minnesota, Minnesota State Climatology Office, Department of Natural Resources — The most up-to-date information on Minnesota weather conditions.


Five steps to prepare your family for floods

  1. Review your insurance coverage before disaster strikes
  2. Inventory your household property using List it or lose it: The case for household and property inventory
  3. Protect your important financial documents using Make a Grab and Go File for Emergencies
  4. Make a plan to protect your family and pets
  5. Start an emergency fund before disaster strikes

This 2013 Flood Resource Fair: for professionals working with families and Know the FACTS of Resilience webinar was held April 18 for family serving professionals. (Resources included for NW MN, MN and ND, and national use).

Financial Preparation for Disasters and EmergenciesFEMA; co-presented by University of Minnesota Extension— Webinar recorded April 2013 discusses how to incorporate financial preparedness tools, like Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit, into local disaster education efforts.


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