Flood Toolkit

Current Status

CONCERNING FLOOD INSURANCE: Flood insurance must be in effect 30 days before a home is covered.

Spring Flood Outlook, March 28, 2014 (Powerpoint)

Benton County Flood Zones (GIS Mapping)
Note: In the layer list on the left of the map, you must click on "Natural Features/Resources" and check "FEMA Flood Zone - NEW".

NOAA Weather Statement

National Weather Service Water Level Information:
Specifically the Mississippi River at St. Cloud | Central MN area | Nation Wide

Stearns County Flood Information | Sherburne County Flood Information
State Emergency Operations Center

Situational Overview

Flood Prediction

Emergency management encourages residents to monitor weather reports and remain cautious.  In addition:

Floods: Protecting Your Health from the Minnesota Department of Health, information includes:

Floods: Emergency Preparedness and Response from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Resources Include:

Additional Resources:
FEMA:  Flood Response in the Midwest (http://www.fema.gov/hazard/midwestfloods.shtm)

Ready:  Prepare.  Plan.  Stay Informed.  (http://www.ready.gov/)

National Flood Insurance Program: Flood Smart (http://Floodsmart.gov)

UMN Extension Flood Preparation Site
(http://www.extension.umn.edu/extreme-weather/flood/prepare/)