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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
1-800-232-9077, fil@umn.edu
Mon–Fri, 8:30 am–12:30 pm
Leave voicemail after hours. For questions about water, crops, horticulture and climatology issues.

AnswerLine
1-800-854-1678 (MN only)
Mon–Fri, 9 am–12 pm and 1–4 pm or email: answer@iastate.edu
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.

Flood fact sheets

Shared Extension flood resources

Handout - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"


View handout

Poster - 8 1/2" x 11"


View poster

Other recommended resources for flood recovery

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