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Drought and excessive heat can push you, your home and the environment beyond normal limits. MU Extension helps you deal with drought and heat and prepare for wildfires.

June 2012 Weather and Its Impacts on Missouri

One of the worst droughts in nearly 25 years was impacting Missouri by the end of June and agricultural crops were feeling the stress from lack of rain and sweltering temperatures. Read more

Heat, drought put Missouri in danger of wildfires

Drought and record-high temperatures have placed parts of Missouri under a fire weather watch, which the National Weather Service issues when forecasters are expecting ideal conditions for extensive wildfires. Read more

You can help prevent wildfires

Find out what you can do to prevent and control wildfires. The Missouri Department of Conservation offers tools and tips to help you protect lives, property and our natural resources. Read more

MU Extension creates Facebook page for drought in Missouri

University of Missouri Extension has created an open community page on Facebook for organizations and individuals to share information related to drought, extreme heat and wildfires in Missouri. Read more

eXtension Wildfire Information Network

Wildfires can start suddenly. Don’t be caught unprepared. eXtension offers ideas on preparing your home and evacuation routes, what to do if you’re trapped, and how to manage when you return home after a fire. Read more

Be prepared with your own disaster supplies kit

When disaster strikes, you are concerned with the safety of yourself and your family. It is not the time to figure out what supplies you need. Plan ahead and create your own disaster supply kit today. Read more

Water your foundation to prevent cracking

In addition to watering your lawn and trees, it’s a good idea to water your home’s foundation, said a University of Missouri housing and environmental specialist. Dry, shifting ground can crack foundations. Read more

Watering your lawn in drought conditions

Are you wondering whether or not you should water your lawn during drought conditions? Find out how you can conserve water and help your lawn in MU Extensions Home Watering Guide. Read more

Drought can bring on nitrate poisoning in farm animals

Nitrate is a normal part of our environment. But drought conditions can cause the nitrogen cycle of plants, water and air to become out of balance. Farm animals eating forage or drinking water with excessive levels of nitrate can be poisoned. Read more

 

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