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Financial recovery after disaster

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When facing the stress and financial challenges brought on by a disaster, families need resources—and they need them fast. 

In 2022, the U.S. experienced 18 separate weather and climate disasters that cost $1 billion. That number puts 2022 in a three-way tie with 2017 and 2011 for the third-highest number of billion-dollar disasters in a calendar year, behind the 22 events in 2020 and 20 events in 2021. It was another year with a high diversity of destructive disasters including winter storm, wildfire, drought, flooding, tornado, tropical cyclone and severe weather/hail events. 

Has your family recently experienced a natural disaster? Use the toolkit and video resources below to get started on the path toward financial recovery.

Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit

Families who have recently experienced a disaster are encouraged to use this toolkit to move toward financial recovery. The toolkit is available in three versions: Minnesota, North Dakota and non-state specific.

Access the toolkit

Financial Recovery After Disaster video series

This video series, along with the award-winning Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit, provides families with disaster recovery guidance. 


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