For any additional information, contact your local health department.
Creating a Healthy Home: A Field Guide for Clean-up of Flooded Homes (PDF, 2.7 MB) - Developed by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. and the National Center for Healthy Housing, 2008. This guide is meant for do-it-yourselfers and contractors who need to clean up mold in flooded homes before starting to rebuild or renovate.
Storm Recovery Guide (PDF, 1.0 MB) - Developed by the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. This guide provides information on staying healthy after a disaster, surviving and recovering from a power outage, restoring storm-damaged buildings, salvaging water-damaged belongings, lawn and garden losses, financial recovery and risk management.
Flood Clean-up and the Air in Your Home (PDF, 1.1 MB) - Guide from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on how to clean your home after a flood to reduce indoor air problems.
American Red Cross:
Local health departments can provide:
Tetanus shots if you receive a cut or puncture wound while cleaning your home.
A list of local plumbers who can assist you with water damage issues
Flood clean up resources
FEMA After the Flood (PDF, 383 KB) - A fact sheet if your home has suffered flood damage. FEMA provides an overview of hazards, filing insurance claims advice, and clean-up tips.
Food ResourcesFoodShare Wisconsin. A state program that helps low-income families and individuals to buy nutritious food.
Local Human Services
Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers. Provides information on programs and services, helps people understand the various long term care options, helps people apply for programs and benefits, and serves as the access point for publicly funded long-term care.
- State Directory of County Human Services, Social Services and Community Programs
- Directory of County Aging and Tribal Units/Departments
- FEMA Disaster Assistance
Minnesota Department of Health. Includes many videos, fact sheets, and websites on flooding topics in several languages.
EPA Spanish Language Portal including:
- Red Cross information in other languages:
Includes Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.