NDSU Extension has a web site full of resources to help in the clean up! Information, instructions, videos, moisture meters, and specialists available to you at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/floodNorth Dakotans whose homes have been affected in any way by water this spring (even major basement seepage, not just true flooding) need to report it for the state to have any chance of full federal disaster declarations and reimbursements. Please report any and all flood/water damage at the ND Flood Damage Hotline, 1-877-212-0316.
Hotline hours are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (CT). Callers will be directed through a series of simple questions. The call should only take a few minutes. Those impacted will also be referred to volunteer agencies that are providing assistance if necessary.
Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit
The 2011 flood disaster will wreak havoc on the financial well-being of those in its path. As individuals and families go through the process of recovery there will be many complex financial decisions to make. Flood survivors will need information and knowledge to make the best decisions and choices for their situation. The Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit discusses strategies and provides tools that can help flood survivors move along the road towards financial recovery. You can download the full Toolkit here (PDF).
The Toolkit is designed in units so disaster survivors can use just the units needed or use the entire toolkit as their situation requires. The Toolkit and the individual units can be found at: http://www.extension.umn.edu/family/tough-times/disaster-recovery/family-financial-toolkit/
The tools provided in this Financial Toolkit are designed to help families make decisions that are best for their family. Family financial recovery is a long-term process, and decisions made at the time of a natural disaster can affect the financial well-being of survivors for a lifetime.