As intermittent rains and flooding continue throughout many parts of Arkansas, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service is ready with information to help prepare for and recover from natural disasters.
“Information about how to best prepare yourself, your family and your land and property for disasters can be found at the Division of Agriculture’s Arkansas Emergency Preparedness Resources page: https://www.uaex.edu/health-living/emergency-preparedness.aspx. There, you’ll find important tips on preparing for floods, food safety tips, safe generator use and more,” according to a news release.
Recovering from natural disasters after they pass is just as important. People can find information on managing the aftermath at https://www.uaex.edu/environment-nature/disaster/ .
The page includes:
Be Aware and Prepare: Flooding in Arkansas: https://www.uaex.edu/environment-nature/disaster/docs/BeAware_Flooding.pdf
Managing financial resources after a disaster: https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/FSHEC-67.pdf
Replacing valuable papers after a disaster: https://www.uaex.edu/health-living/personal-finance/Replacing%20Valuable%20Papers.pdf
Planning for Food after a Disaster: https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/FSHED-81.pdf
The page also links to the Arkansas Drought Resource Center, which provides information on burn bans, water restrictions, livestock care, fisheries and more; information on salvaging timber and assessing storm-damaged trees; managing the impacts of flood and more.
Arkansas residents can also locate their local Cooperative Extension Service agent through the online directory at https://www.uaex.edu//counties/default.aspx.
To learn about disaster preparedness and recovery, contact a local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @UAEX_edu.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without discrimination.