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Flooded house

Recover from floods

Safely clean up your home and farm after a flood. Take care of your family and finances and assure safe food and water with Extension education.

  • Housing

    Clean-up and hazards, water and moisture, fungi, mold, and mildew, and septic system.

  • Family

    Helping children, supporting adults and dealing with stress and grief, teaching children about floods

  • Finances

    Help with your personal family finances after a disaster and also for professionals helping families.

  • Food and water

    Safe food handling after power outages; well water safety

  • Farm

    Farm Safety, Livestock, and Crops

  • Horticulture

    Taking care of your yard and garden

Extension phone lines

Flood Information Line
Mon–Fri, 8:30 am–12:30 pm
Leave voicemail after hours. For questions about water, crops, horticulture and climatology issues.

1-800-854-1678 (MN only)
Mon–Fri, 9 am–12 pm and 1–4 pm or email:
For questions about cleaning, stains, mildew and food safety issues. Provides referrals for financial advice.

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.

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