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Disaster-readiness resources from MU Extension

Media contact:

Curt Wohleber
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-5409
Email: WohleberC@missouri.edu

Published: Monday, May 23, 2011

University of Missouri Extension has resources to help you and your family prepare for and recover from disasters.

Available for expert comment: Frank Wideman, University of Missouri Extension community emergency management specialist, can answer reporters’ questions on disaster readiness, response and recovery at the household, community and state level. Contact Wideman at 573-547-4504 or widemanf@missouri.edu.


 

Articles/news releases

Be prepared for spring floods: http://extension.missouri.edu/news/DisplayStory.aspx?N=1078

Property loss from disasters may be tax deductible: http://extension.missouri.edu/news/DisplayStory.aspx?N=1113

MU guide helps you build family disaster plan: http://extension.missouri.edu/news/DisplayStory.aspx?N=907

Use shock chlorination to disinfect contaminated wells: http://extension.missouri.edu/news/DisplayStory.aspx?N=143

Prepare emergency supplies for spring storm season: http://extension.missouri.edu/news/DisplayStory.aspx?N=710

Batten down the hatches; storm shelters make sense in disaster-prone Missouri: http://extension.missouri.edu/news/DisplayStory.aspx?N=712

Coping with Disaster feature articles: http://missourifamilies.org/features/copingarticles/

Being prepared for spring storms is a necessity for Missouri residents: http://extension.missouri.edu/main/spotlight/springstorms.aspx

 

Publications and videos

(To access publications, use the links below or go http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/ and search by publication number.)

EMW1001, Statewide Disaster Response/Recovery Contact List

EMW1011, Family Disaster Plan – A  template to guide families through the process of developing a comprehensive disaster plan.

EMW1012, Disaster Supplies Kit – A downloadable guide to gathering the supplies your family will need if a disaster strikes.

EMW1015, Sizing and Safety Tips for Standby Power Generators

EMW1016, Generator Safety Concerns Video

EMW1019, Tornado Season: Are You Ready?

EMW1021, Taking Shelter From the Storm: Safe Rooms Video

EMW1022, Financial Recovery and Risk Management

G1905, Is Your Family Prepared for an Earthquake?

MP904, Resources for Your Flooded Home 

 

Other links

MU Extension Community Emergency Management Program (CEMP): http://extension.missouri.edu/cemp

Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) resources: http://eden.lsu.edu