With all the melting snow, the National Weather Service predicts an above average risk for flooding across Minnesota.

Now is the time to prepare for snowmelt, including checking your insurance coverage. If you’re not covered by flood insurance, learn more at FloodSmart.gov.


Policies take 30 days to go into effect. Find more flood-prevention and survival tips at Ready.gov/Floods.


Other tips include:

-Check insurance coverage or apply for coverage

-Conduct a household inventory

-Protect documents and keep important supplies close at hand.

-Install a sump pump.

-Prevent sewer backups

-Elevate appliances and electrical equipment.