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Arkansas Emergency Preparedness Resources 

While we don't like to think about an emergency happening, it is still best to be prepared. Many emergencies and disasters are beyond your control and in Arkansas it is not uncommon to experience severe weather resulting in power outages. With our free resources you can take preventive steps to protect your family from harm and loss of property.

COVID-19 Resources

Flood Recovery Information

General Flood Information:

Financial Issues

Additional Resources

Ever wonder what you should do in case of a flood? What happens to your refrigerated food after a power outage? 

Quick food safety tips in the event of a power outage:

  • Keep an appliance thermometer to check temperature

  • Keep coolers on hand
  • Group food together in freezer
  • NEVER taste test food for safety!
  • When in doubt - throw it out! Toss food if safety is in question.

Keep Food & Water Safe During Power Outages and Floods

USDA Food Safety in a Power Outage INFOGRAPHIC

 

Emergency Preparedness Videos

Source Title
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Food Safety with a Power Outage
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Safe Food After Flooding


Arkansas Emergency Preparedness Publications

Source Title
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Planning for Food After a Disaster 
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
/USDA/FEMA/SRDC
Helping Disadvantaged Populations Prepare for Disasters - Executive Summary

 

Resources for Emergency Tips and Help

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University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Biosecurity Farm & Ranch
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Disaster Recovery Environment & Nature
Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Emergency Preparedness & Response for all Disasters
American Red Cross

Food and Water in an Emergency

Power Outage Safety

Safe Generator Use

National Biosecurity Resource Center Biosecurity Info for Animal Health Emergencies
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