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.
Award-winning toolkit discusses long-term strategies and provides tools that can help you move along the road of financial recovery.
Clean-up and hazards, water and moisture, fungi, mold, and mildew, and septic system.
Helping children, supporting adults and dealing with stress and grief, teaching children about floods
Help with your personal family finances after a disaster and also for professionals helping families.
Safe food handling after power outages; well water safety
Farm Safety, Livestock, and Crops
Taking care of your yard and garden
Extension phone lines
University of Minnesota, Minnesota State Climatology Office, Department of Natural Resources — The most up-to-date information on Minnesota weather conditions.
Flood fact sheets
- Talk to children about floods (407 K PDF)
- Septic system operation after a flood (351 K PDF)
- Safe drinking water from wells in flooded areas (569 K PDF)
- Priorities for clean-up and repair after a flood (235 K PDF)
Shared Extension flood resources
Other recommended resources for flood recovery
- Recovering from a flood — University of Minnesota Extension — Covers immediate response, clean-up, food and water safety, managing stress, pets and wild animals, farm recovery, financial recovery, portable heaters, and more.
- During the flood — North Dakota State University — House and home resources including generators, septic systems and keeping food safe.
- After the flood — North Dakota State University — Cleaning, moisture and mold, mitigation and food safety resources.
- Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) — A collaborative multi-state effort by Extension Services across the country to improve the delivery of services to citizens affected by disasters.
- Floods: Recover — eXtension — Clean-up and recovery resources including household, insurance, stress management and livestock.
- A Guide to Food Storage for Emergencies — Utah State University Extension — Comprehensive guide for selecting food, storing food, and preparing food in light of a disaster.
- Red River Basic Decision Information Network — Red River Basin Decision Information Network
- Emergency & Community Health Outreach (ECHO) — 1-888-883-8831 — Minnesota/North Dakota flood resources in several languages common in Minnesota, Severe weather warnings.
- 511 Traffic and Road Conditions — Dial 511 — Minnesota Department of Transportation — Weather, construction, delays and more, online or by phone at 5-1-1.
- Minnesota Duty Officer Program (56 K PDF) — 800-422-0798 (Greater Minnesota only) or 651-649-5451 (Twin Cities Metro Area) — Homeland Security and Emergency Management — Assistance and additional resources for a wide range of emergency situations, including reporting hazardous spills.
- Lake Level Minnesota — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — Get information for specific lakes with the Lake Finder.
- Severe Weather Awareness — Minnesota Department of Public Safety: Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management — Subscribe to email announcements and updates.
- Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery — Minnesota Department of Health — Individual and family preparedness, emergency communications, legal issues and more.
- DisasterAssistance.gov — Collaboration of U.S. Government agencies — Use this questionnaire to determine if you qualify for assistance. Additional information on how to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster.