Managing Flood Damaged Crops
Sink Hole Management and Repair
Information about preparing for and responding to disasters and emergencies can be found at the Pennsylvania Extension Disaster Education Network website at http://extension.psu.edu/prepare. Link on Emergency Readiness, and then, Flood Resources.
The National Extension Initiative (eXtension) has a Disaster Issues area, including Floods and Agriculture Disaster Preparedness. Visit; http://www.extension.org/ and select Disaster Issues. Additional information for production agriculture can be found at; http://www.readyag.psu.edu/
Each County Extension office as a set of three ring binders, and a CD of the Extension Disaster Handbook. There is a section for floods. The url for the web-based version is; http://disaster.ifas.ufl.edu/masterfr.htm
EDEN has a floods and flooding topics page at; http://eden.lsu.edu/Topics/Hazards/Floods/Pages/Default.aspx There are a variety of credible resources listed.
One of the EDEN resources that has been distributed and utilized nationally is First Steps to Flood Recovery. This is an outstanding, easily used resource; http://www.extension.purdue.edu/floodpub/index.html Consider providing hard copies of this material for those without electricity, or without internet access. This information is important for those returning to a flooded home and includes sections on Help your Family, People with Disabilities, Care of Pets and Livestock, Reentering Buildings, Damaged Food, Drinking Water/Well Water, Salvaging Keepsakes, Salvaging Furniture, Large Electrical Appliances, Carpets and Flooring, Drywall and Insulation, Contacting Your Insurance Company, and Government and Community Support.
The state of North Dakota has experienced unprecedented flooding recently. Their Extension system has made available a variety of flood related resources for Extension to share with the public. http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/flood/
Local County Animal Response Teams (CART) can provide assistance for pets and animals. See; http://sart.psu.edu/ and select your county.
We have an opportunity/obligation to provide valuable information to those affected by the flooding. Please consider providing this information and these resources to our public.