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- Published: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tim Hartz, instructional support associate with the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI), participated in the Missouri Division of Fire Safety Stair Climb on Sunday, Sept. 10, in Jefferson City.Various ...
- Published: Monday, Aug. 29, 2011
COLUMBIA, Mo. – This year Missouri has seen flooding, severe winter weather and devastating tornadoes. Meanwhile, two earthquakes struck in the U.S. within hours of each other even as a major hurricane moved toward the East Coast.In September, as ...
- Published: Monday, May 23, 2011
University of Missouri Extension has resources to help you and your family prepare for and recover from disasters.Articles/news releasesBe prepared for flooded roadsProperty loss from disasters may be tax deductibleBefore the flood: Prepare household ...
- Published: Monday, Feb. 9, 2009
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and MU Extension are teaching farmers, meat and poultry processors, agriculture students, food service professionals and others how to defend against ...
Publication date: Sept. 27, 2018
What should I put my family’s disaster supplies kit in? Disaster Supplies kits can be large or small depending on how many persons you have to gather supplies for in your household. Remember that for your home disaster supplies kit you ...
Publication date: May 1, 2017
The devastating tornadoes that have hit Missouri in recent years have caused many Missourians to take a closer look at their vulnerability to nature's wrath and to make better preparations for surviving future storms.Having a shelter or a safe room ...
Publication date: March 1, 2012
You and your family can survive for several days without food, but only a short time without water. Disasters can often cause us to question the safety of our drinking water. With a little planning and preparation, you can be prepared by having a ...
Publication date: Nov. 30, 2009
Food defenseFood defense means protecting the food supply from intentional contamination. Food defense is not the same as food safety or biosecurity, which both mean protecting the food supply from unintentional contamination.Agricultural ...
Publication date: March 1, 2009
When the power goes out people need to be careful about how they try to stay warm. Gasoline-powered generators can help restore some power to homes, but if used incorrectly the generators can be deadly. Carbon monoxide can kill people in ...
Publication date: March 17, 2009
Missouri's geographical location midway between northern and southern weather systems often means surprise amounts of ice and snow accumulations in the winter. They are a cold reminder of the difficulties involved in running a modern farm when the ...
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