Flood Information

Flood SafetyOn 3-28-23, the Clay County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution declaring a State of Emergency due to impending spring flooding. Clay County Emergency Management, the Highway Department and the Sheriff’s Office have been busy gearing up and planning for this flood season. Residents and property owners are advised to take all necessary precautions to prevent loss of property and serious injury due to rising flood waters. 

Private Property Precautions 

It is the responsibility of private property owners to protect their property. This includes the purchase of sandbags, sand, and equipment needed in the construction of sandbag or earthen levees. The county does have a cache of sandbags that will be made available to townships and municipalities. 

Those needing assistance in acquiring sand, sandbags, contractors, or you have general flood related questions please call the Clay County Flood Hotline at 218-299-7768, Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm. Leave a message if no one answers.

Property owners seeking volunteer assistance with sandbag filling and levee construction, can provide their information to Firstlink by dialing 211. Firstlink will take the property owner’s information and direct volunteers to contact them. 

If you have a flood related emergency call 911. The Sheriff’s Office has plans and additional resources in place to conduct water related rescues.

Online Maps

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Important Numbers

Flood related questions

Clay County Flood Hotline : 218-299-7768, Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm or clay.eoc@claycountymn.gov 

To report a flooded road

Clay County Highway Department: 218-299-5099 or highway.department@claycountymn.gov

Need volunteers or want to volunteer

Firstlink: 211

Flood related emergency


Flood related resources

Self Report Flood Damage

National Weather Service River gauges

FEMA’s National Flood Hazard Layer Viewer

How to prepare your home and family for a flood