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Coping with Northeast Flood

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Major flooding is underway in northeast Minnesota. Itasca, Aitkin, Carlton, southern Lake and southern St. Louis counties have been hard-hit, and many county offices have been closed. Some evacuation of homes has been necessary. The floods are affecting many Extension employees who live in these areas.

Extension has educational resources available for those with flood-related questions. Staff can access the most up-to-date information by visiting Extension's flood website, or by calling Extension's toll-free phone services - Flood (a.k.a. Farm) Information Line (1-800-232-9077; email fil@umn.edu) and AnswerLine (1-800-854-1678).

Extension's flood response is coordinated by Minnesota's Extension Disaster Education Network (MN-EDEN) team to ensure consistency across the state. MN-EDEN will evaluate needs and ensure non-duplication of efforts within Extension or with other agencies. Contact Bob Byrnes with your program ideas and questions about Extension's flood response.

Bob Byrnes
MN-EDEN response coordinator

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