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Extension help for recovering from heavy rains, flooding

Media Contact: Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension, office 612-626-4077,

ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/21/2016)—The University of Minnesota Extension has a wide range of resources to help Minnesotans hit by heavy rains.
Car in flood

Put safety first. This Extension video (at highlights important steps to take before dealing with flooding in a home. Go to the Extension website for topics including:

  • dealing with damaged homes, farm buildings and yards 
  • financial recovery 
  • crops and livestock  
  • handling stress 
The Answer Line, available to Minnesota residents at 1-800-854-1678, also offers information about flood recovery. It is staffed from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, in conjunction with Iowa State University Extension.

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