UACES Facebook Division of Agriculture disaster preparation, recovery resources available online

Division of Agriculture disaster preparedness, recovery resources available online

By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture
May 10, 2019 

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LITTLE ROCK – 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 recovery from natural disasters.   

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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. 

Recovering from natural disasters after they pass is just as important. You can find valuable information on managing the aftermath at https://www.uaex.edu/environment-nature/disaster/ .

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The page also links to the Arkansas Drought Resource Center, which provides valuable 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 your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @UAEX_edu

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.  

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.   

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Media Contact: Ryan McGeeney
Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2120
rmcgeeney@uaex.edu