Find the help you need to support your disaster recovery.
Moisture and rising temperatures can turn parts of your home into ideal sites for mold growth
Helping loved ones cope with the aftermath of a disaster
Use this checklist to reduce impact of floodwater on your home
Flooding in Missouri
Flooding remains the deadliest weather-related natural disaster in Missouri. Floods can occur from heavy rainfall, overflowing rivers, broken dams or levees or backed-up urban drainage basins.
The USGS Flood Information website shows the areas of Missouri where a flood currently exists. This map, coupled with MU Extension resources outlined below, provides tools to stay safe and prepared. Go to MU Extension's news and articles for the latest updates on flooding.
Explore our publications to find information on topics ranging from disaster supply kits to financial recovery plans. Our resources collection provides access to additional expertise, including knowledgeable advice on what to do as you return to a farm that has been flooded.
Please contact one of our experts at the bottom of this page if you have questions.
Use Tab key to loop through the section below. Press Enter or Space to enter content for each tab button. Press Esc key to exit and to go to the next section at any time.
News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Floods can devastate property and have lasting effects on a community. In the aftermath, people might not think about the consequences flooding can have on food. Floodwater often contains sewage or animal waste that could ...
- Published: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Editors: With a flash flood watch in effect for parts of Missouri, these ready-to-publish news releases may be of interest to your readers:Be prepared for flooded roadsFood safety after floodingFirst aid for leaky basementsReducing flood damage to ...
- Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Predicted temperatures in the low 90s the week of May 8 combined with intense or recurrent rainfall could result in damage to corn and soybean crops from ponding, saturated soils and flooding, says University of Missouri Extension ...
- Published: Friday, July 2, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mother Nature has not been kind to Missouri agriculture in 2021, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold.Spring rains delayed corn and soybean planting well beyond the best date for yield, says Wiebold. ...
Publication date: June 1, 2022
Deciding whether to replant a sparse stand is one of the more difficult decisions a corn or soybean grower will face. The difficulty of this decision stems from the difficulty of predicting how the effectiveness of replanting will be affected by the ...
Publication date: April 21, 2022
Cleaning up after a flood takes special care. Families returning to their flooded homes should exercise caution before and during the cleanup process. To help you get your life and home back to normal, download this PDF.ContentsSteps toward ...
Publication date: April 21, 2022
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 should ...
Publication date: March 18, 2022
Reviewed by Manoj ChhetriMU Extension Horticulture Field SpecialistKaren KerkhoffArea Horticulture SpecialistDavid D. MinnerState Turfgrass Specialist, Department of HorticultureOnce the flood waters have receded and the homes are recovered, it will ...
Publication date: Sept. 27, 2018
As you attempt to restore your life and home after a disaster, you will face many decisions. In many cases, the decisions will involve large investments. Naturally, you will want to recover as much as possible through your homeowners insurance ...
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 ...
Flood recovery for homes and business structures. Assessing and entering the structure, removing water and sediment, drying it out and cleaning it up.
Flood recovery for homes and business structures. Reclaiming a flooded well or septic system; making houses more flood-resistant.
The extreme 2019 rainfall events have created record, or near record, river levels across many locations in the state. This article discusses the impact on crops planted in fields that are now flooded or saturated.
Meet the experts
- Wayne Flanary FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRONOMY View Profile
- Amie Schleicher FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Connie Burnham COORDINATOR OF COMMUNITY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT View Profile
- Jim Crawford FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING View Profile
- Kathi Mecham FIELD SPECIALIST IN HORTICULTURE View Profile
- Patricia Miller FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRONOMY View Profile
- Todd Lorenz FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRONOMY View Profile
- Valerie Tate FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRONOMY View Profile