2011 Flood Toolkit

The following resources will help prepare your home and family for potential flooding.  If you would like a paper copy of this toolkit, please contact Public Health (320) 968-5087.

Most documents are PDF files. (Download Acrobat Reader)

Before the Floods
Flood Safety Checklist American Red Cross
Create a Family Emergency Plan FEMA
Gather Supplies FEMA
Turn Around, Don’t Drown NOAA
Food and Water Safety during Floods FDA
Keeping Food Safe during an Emergency USDA, includes Refrigerator and Frozen Foods: When to Save and When to Throw Out
Preparing for a Weather Emergency USDA
National Flood Insurance Program: Facts for Midwest Residents FEMA
When Terrible Things Happen MDH

During the Floods
Safe Driving NOAA
Boil Water Notices: Questions and Answers MDH
Extra Immunizations Not Needed during Floods MDH
Disaster Quick Tips:  Mold Prevention Checklist MDH
Disaster Quick Tips: Mold MDH
Preventing and Solving Sewage Treatment Problems during a Flood MDH

After the Floods
After the Flood: The First Steps American Red Cross
Confined Space Safety
Disaster Quick Tips: Basic Health Safety MDH
Disaster Quick Tips: Basic Home Reentry MDH
Cleaning up after a Disaster MDH
What to do after a Flood:  Private Wells EPA
Septic Systems – What to do after the Flood EPA
Helping Children after a Flood MDH

Repairing Your Flooded Home (PDF - 56 Pages) American Red Cross

Clean Up
Disaster Quick Tips: Basic Clean Up MDH
Disaster Quick Tips: Personal Protective Equipment MDH
Asbestos Hazards Due to Flooding MDH
Disaster Quick Tips: Using Bleach MDH
Dealing with Mold Problems after a Flood MDH

Resources for Children
Be Careful In Your Home CDC
Be Careful Outdoors CDC
Be Careful with Food and Water CDC