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Disaster recovery

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Getting Help Today

Have you and your family recently experienced a disaster? These resources are here to help.

AnswerLine — Answers basic household questions around disaster recovery like how to clean up mold and prepare food safely. Also gives referrals to University of Minnesota Extension Educators who can guide you through financial decisions related to disaster recovery. From Minnesota, call 1-800-854-1678 (hours: 9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday) or send an email:

Crisis Connection — Crisis counseling hotline for anyone calling from a Minnesota area code. Call 866-379-6363.

Farm Information Line — Answers general farm-related questions including what to do after a flood. From Minnesota area codes, call 1-800-232-9077 (hours: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; voicemail available after hours) or email:

Minnesota Farmer Assistance Network (MFAN) — Minnesota Department of Agriculture — Hotline staffed by veteran financial analysts who help producers facing crises. Includes referral services for lenders, farm business management instructors, and extension educators as well as legal advice and crisis counseling. Call 1-877-898-MFAN (6326) or email:

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