Extension Disaster Work in Greene County
Greene County Extension is committed to working with local disaster recovery officials and organizations. MU Extension is one of the Governor's recognized disaster recovery organizations. Extension specialists work closely with other organizations, and as part of long-term recovery committees, after disaster strikes. In Greene County, the emphasis in disaster recovery has been placed on using social media and volunteers as an education and recovery tool in the community.
Often Requested Information
EMW1025 Storm Shelters and Safe Rooms
EMW1026 Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency
Using Social Media in a Disaster
An updated 30-page publication that gives best practices and suggestions for using social media in a community following a disaster. These guidelines come from the first-hand experience of volunteers Rebecca and Genevieve Williams and MU Extension specialist David Burton who built Facebook communities following the Joplin (2011) tornado and the Branson (2012) tornadoes. This guide is now recommended by FEMA. The Use of Social Media for Disaster Recovery (PDF)
Join us on Facebook
There are several Facebook pages in place that are staffed by MU Extension and volunteers that are powerful tools for learning about disasters, warnings and recovery. Be sure and check out any of these MU Extension Facebook pages.
Missouri Drought Info
Greene County Tornado Info
Springfield Tornado Info
Republic Tornado Info
Branson Tornado Info
Joplin Tornado Info
Missouri Flood Info