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U of M Extension announces flood preparation web, phone resources

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

ST. PAUL -- The University of Minnesota Extension is making a coordinated system of educational resources available for those with flood-related questions.

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According to the National Weather Service, the flood probability for the Red River Valley remains at 90 percent or higher. Along the Minnesota and Cottonwood rivers, including at Montevideo and New Ulm, the chances are close to 100 percent. Many other areas around the state, including St. Paul, are likely to experience floods. Some flood crests may set all-time records.

Citizens can access the most up-to-date information on flood preparation by visiting Extension's website at www.extension.umn.edu/ flood.

Information about recovering from floods will be added as it becomes relevant.

Also available are Extension's toll free phone services: the Flood Information Line at 1-800-232-9077; and the AnswerLine 1-800-854-1678.

Extension's Flood Information Line is a resource for questions about water, crops, horticulture and climatology issues.

Extension's AnswerLine provides answers to household and family-oriented questions, such as cleaning, mildew and food safety issues.

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