Emergency management

The information below can help you prepare and respond to natural and man-made threats to the safety, health and well-being of you, your family and your livelihood. Contact us at websterco@missouri.edu if you have questions not answered here.

Disaster Response and Recovery Contacts (PDF)Modified June 24, 2011

Severe storms publications from MU Extension's emergency management — Tools, training and resources to help Missouri communities prepare for and recover from storm-related disasters

Flood recovery resources — List maintained by University of Missouri Extension

MU Extension publication MP904, Resources for Your Flooded Home — A step-by-step guide to restoration

Natural disaster resources — From the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Weather resources — Links to many weather resources

Tornadoes 101 — Basic information on recognizing tornadoes and taking safety precautions

Wind zones in the United States —Check your risk level from high winds using this colored map

Taking shelter from the storm: building a safe room inside your house — Or order the booklet, FEMA Publication 320, by calling 1-888-565-3896.

FEMA safe rooms — Safe room information and preparation tips

MU Extension publication EMW1025, Storm Shelters and Safe Rooms — Lists selection considerations, constructions plans, and sources of storm shelters and safe rooms

Drought management — Links to many drought resources

MU Extension publication AGW1010, Preparing Vehicles for Winter Weather

Safe water and food

Shock chlorinating your well | PDF — Procedure for killing disease-causing bacteria in 6-inch diameter water wells

MU Extension publication EMW1026, Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency — How to prepare, purify and store drinking water

Stocking an Emergency Food 'Survival Pantry' — What food and non-food items items to stock for your family


MU Extension publication GH5118, For the Unprepared: Home Heating in an Emergency

MU Extension publication EMW1015, Sizing and Safety Tips for Standby Power Generators

Standby Electric Generators for Emergency Farm Use (PDF) — Virginia Cooperative Extension


MU Extension Emergency Management — This University of Missouri Extension site provides education and technical assistance to individual and families, local governments, businesses, schools and organizations in preparing and responding to natural and man-made disasters.

Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness — A 102-page handbook from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that brings together facts on disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific information, and how to prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters. Request your personal copy by calling tollfree 1-800-480-2520.

Ready.gov — You can help stop terrorist attacks before they happen. This U.S. Department of Homeland Security site helps you learn about potential threats so we all are better prepared to react during an attack. Request your personal copy of "Preparing Makes Sense. Get Ready Now." by calling tollfree 1-800-BE-READY  (1-800-237-3239).

DisasterAssistance.gov — Site developed by FEMA and 26 partner agencies to help municipalities across the United States deal with disasters and other emergency situations. DisasterHelp.gov includes maps and other geographic information system data, tools for secure online chats among emergency response personnel, and links to 17 nongovernmental assistance agencies and to 27 federal disaster help sites.

E.D.E.N. (Extension Disaster Education Network) — From food safety to field safety, from the physical to the psychological, and from governmental process to community development, EDEN has resources help reduce the impact of disasters.

Missouri Department of Public Safety — State resources to deal with emergency preparedness and terrorism response or call 573-522-3007.

How to prepare for disasters — American Academy of Pediatrics


West Nile Virus information — Information from the Centers for Disease Control. This disease is transmitted by the bite of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus; it presents a threat to public, equine, and animal health, and can cause fatal encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in humans and horses.

Avian influenza — Collection of resources, including historical information for background purposes and relevant biosecurity information for poultry producers

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Disease Fact Sheets & Resources — Your source for the latest information on BSE

Anthrax information — The Centers for Disease Control has information for consumers and livestock producers about the forms of anthrax, transmission of the disease, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Foot-and-Mouth Disease Questions and Answers — What consumers and producers need to know about Foot-and-Mouth Disease

Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Agri-Security Information — Standard operating guides on traffic control, mortality management, temporary housing, cleaning and disinfection, continuity of services