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Severe Storms

Recover from the effects of the storms. Safely clean up your home. Take care of your family and finances and assure safe food and water. Assess farm damage and options. Care for your yard and garden.

Storm Resources For:


Clean-up and hazards, including water, moisture, and resulting mold and mildew


Helping children, supporting adults and dealing with stress and grief


Advice on safety, livestock and crops


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


Tree care and other damage to your yard and garden

Extension phone lines

Farm Information Line
Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Leave voicemail after hours. For questions about water, crops, horticulture and climatology issues.


1-800-854-1678 (MN area codes only)
Mon–Fri, 9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
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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