Emergency management encourages residents to monitor weather reports and remain cautious. In addition:
- Heed all local warnings. Listen to news and directions from their local and state officials. If told to evacuate, do so.
- Have a family disaster plan. Identify evacuation routes and a site away from the disaster area where family members can meet.
- Even if you haven't been affected by past flooding, you still need to be prepared.
- Disaster officials suggest having "go kits," that include a battery-powered radio, nonperishable food, bottled water, a flashlight with extra batteries and essential prescription medicine.
Flood insurance must be in effect 30 days before a home is covered.
Protect Your Health
Floods: Protecting Your Health from the Minnesota Department of Health, information includes:
- Health and Safety Tips for Volunteers
- Caring for Yourself
- Flood Information for Responders
- Home Clean Up
- Immunizations during Flood Response
- Protect Yourself
Emergency Preparedness & Response
Floods: Emergency Preparedness and Response from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources Includes:
- After the Storm
- Before the Storm
- Disaster Health and Safety Concerns
- Floods in Cold Weather
- Worker Safety