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Flood Information

Residential and business properties

The rate that snow melts each spring, rainfall received and other factors all influence the possibility of flooding. Property owners near water bodies should assess the risk to their land and buildings.

Properties located in the "100-Year Flood Plain"

In Minneapolis, roughly 490 addresses are located in FEMA’s 100-Year Flood Plain. When Minneapolis experienced high water levels and flooding was a possibility in the past, property owners were notified if they didn't have flood insurance, most insurance companies do not provide coverage until 30 days after flood coverage is added to a policy.

Every property in Minneapolis

Check to see if your property resides in an area at risk of flooding. Contact your insurance company to see what coverage you have and whether flood protection insurance would benefit you.

Flood risk maps

Sandbags

North Dakota State University has information online about how to build a sandbag dyke, as well as information on design, location and how many sandbags you might need.

Where to buy sandbags, sand and gravel

Disclaimer

PLEASE NOTE: The City of Minneapolis provides flood and flood prevention information as a courtesy and service to its citizens and shall not and does not warrant nor endorse in any manner the information provided. This information is provided for general informational purposes only and should not be relied on for any official purpose. Prediction of the extent or duration of flooding is imprecise and based on many assumptions about snow and ice conditions and how water will move across land and within surface water channels and basins. All future flooding scenarios are also affected significantly by weather conditions, including, but not limited to, temperatures and patterns of snowfall and rainfall. Any information of how far floodwaters may reach or how long they may remain there, generally or with respect to a specific property, does not necessarily represent the most likely scenario and the City of Minneapolis does not represent any particular level of probability associated with any predicted scenarios. Property owners and other interested people should rely on a licensed surveyor or other professional retained for specific advice concerning their properties. The City of Minneapolis strictly disclaims any and all warranties on use of the flood and flood prevention information for any purpose.

Last updated Feb 8, 2019

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