Partner Links

           • FEMA

           • U.S. Geological Survey

           • National Weather Service

           • IA HSEM Page

           • IA County Contacts

           • MN HSEM Page

           • MN County Contacts

           • ND NDDES Page

           • ND Contacts

           • WI WEM Page

           • WI County/Tribal Contacts

           • Red River of the North (NWS)

           • Minn. and Metro Miss.                        Rivers (NWS)

           • Mississippi River (NWS)

           • St Paul District Water Control 

           • Red River Basin Decision              Information Network

           • Red River Basin

           • Souris River Basin

Current Emergency Operations

The St. Paul District provides technical assistance to support local, state and tribal efforts, as well as reconnaissance and modeling in collaboration with the National Weather Service. We are prepared to provide direct assistance upon a state or tribal request. 

For flood fight guidance, please visit our
Community Resources Toolbox page. 

Emergency Response and Recovery

Public Law 84-99 enables USACE to assist state and local authorities in flood response activities and cost share in the repair of flood protection structures. Assistance is limited to the preservation of life and the protection of public property, to include public and private facilities that provide public services. During natural disasters and other emergencies, the Corps can respond by providing engineering expertise and direct support to supplement local, state, and tribal efforts.  Our Public Law 84-99 Fact Sheet contains more details about flood response.

Public Law 93-288 authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to task USACE with disaster response and short-term recovery missions under the National Response FrameworkThe Corps can assist in recovery operations to clean up debris, provide auxiliary power as well as make repairs to and provide temporary housing or roofing.

Every year, the Corps of Engineers sends hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people to respond to disasters around the world. When disasters occur, it is not just a local Corps’ district or office that responds. Personnel and other resources are mobilized from across the country to carry out our response and recovery missions.

Flood response tools and resources

UPDATED: Emergency Action Plan Guidebook, Version 4.0 - November 2019

This guidebook provides step-by-step instructions to assist communities with developing a flood emergency action plan.  

Emergency Management Contact Information

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District
Emergency Management
180 5th St. E, Suite 700
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-290-5210
Fax: 651-290-5212

Media Contact Resources

Contact Information:

Public Affairs:
(651) 290-5108
(651) 290-5200
(651) 290-5201
(651) 290-5202
(651) 290-5679

After hours (Media Only): 

(612) 840-9453
(651) 366-7539
(651) 262-6804 
(651) 315-4537

Emergency Mgmt News

Corps of Engineers will conduct snow surveys in preparation for spring flooding
ST. PAUL, Minn. – A survey team with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin collecting snow surveys throughout the region Feb. 24 - March 6.
Published: 2/21/2020
Corps of Engineers continues water management efforts to reduce flooding
ST. PAUL, Minn. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues managing its reservoirs to reduce flood threats to communities in the Upper Midwest.
Published: 4/25/2019