Flood emergencies

We share flood zone maps and information about sandbagging and flood insurance.


We offer resources to help you prepare for a flood:

  • See whether your property is in a flood zone
  • Learn about sandbagging and find out where to get sandbags in Minneapolis
  • See answers to common questions about flood insurance

Flood zone maps

The following maps may show if your property is in a flood zone:


To learn about sandbagging, watch this video on building a sandbag dike

Find out where to get sandbags and supplies in the Twin Cities:

Local providers of sandbags and supplies



Bjorklund & Companies


D-Rock Center 


Hage Concrete Works 


Hedberg Supply, Landscape & Masonry 


Marshall Concrete Products 


North Star Packaging 


Plaisted Companies


Related links


The City 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 about 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 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 strictly disclaims any and all warranties on the use of flood and flood prevention information for any purpose.

Contact us

Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415