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Here is advice and links from the University of Missouri Extension Center in Webster County to 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 via e-mail at if you have questions not answered here.

  • Community 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.
    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).

    Site developed by FEMA and 26 partner agencies to help municipalities across the United States deal with disasters and other emergency situations. 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.
  • West Nile Virus 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.
  • 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
  • Family Readiness Kit in Preparing to Handle Disasters
    From the American Academy of Pediatrics

University of Missouri Extension Web Manager:  Bob Schultheis
Webster County Extension Center
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Last revised: 03/09/2014

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