Agriculture & Natural Resources

Disaster Preparedness

EDEN National Meeting in September in Spokane

EDEN Annual Meeting Registration is OPEN!  EDEN's Annual Meeting will be September 17th-20th in Spokane, Washington and will celebrate the 25th anniversary of EDEN. The Meeting Committee and local  hosts are hoping to make this meeting impactful by providing a forum where important issues and ideas can be discussed. Breakout sessions, panel discussions and keynote speakers will cover disaster programming through Extension.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Spokane! SAVE BY REGISTERING BEFORE AUGUST 16th at the EARLY ...
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Storm Damage – Pruning Trees Safely

Recent storms have caused damage to trees, landscapes, and homes across the country. Many trees are too large for homeowners to safely remove.  With over 50 fatalities yearly nationwide for professionals removing or pruning trees, the rate is much higher for people not trained in specialized tree work. Proper tools and equipment, as well as safety procedures, must be used. Pruning initiates wound response by trees (compartmentalization), isolating microorganisms and insects to avoid further damage. Remove broken or damaged limbs, ...
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FEMA News Release – Hurricane Season Begins June 1

Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) 2019-05-09 19:46 - FEMA News Release Don’t gamble with your home: Get it ready for hurricane season May 5-11 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane season is on its way, and while you can’t make your home invincible to high winds and flooding, you can improve your home’s resilience.   ...
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EDEN Webinar

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 starting at 2:00pm EDT/1:00 CDT/12:00 MDT/11:00 PDT - webinar on the FADI Project Overview and Update.  This webinar will address the USDA’s Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative (FADI) EDEN project as funded under a cooperative agreement with Purdue Extension. Abby Hostetler, National EDEN Project Coordinator, will discuss Purdue Extension’s response to USDA request for application. Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions about the project, the work of the network, and Extension’s capacity to ...
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Extension Disaster Education Network Resources for Flooding

There is severe flooding in the upper mid-west U.S., especially in Nebraska.  Resources to bookmark  in the event of flooding:   EDEN website targeting floods  -   https://eden.lsu.edu/educate/resources?search=floods https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/keeping_food_safe_before_and_after_a_flood_e3366 https://www.extension.purdue.edu/floodpub/ https://flood.unl.edu/ https://extension.psu.edu/managing-flood-damaged-crops https://www.lsuagcenter.com/~/media/system/0/e/5/3/0e53e95f265631469d0ce2be5aaf0187/pub2771wetfloodproofinghighres.pdf NFG 3/18/2019 ...
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EDEN SPECIAL WEBINAR Tuesday July 9, 2:00 PM

Engage with the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 starting at 2:00pm EDT/1:00 CDT/12:00 MDT/11:00 PDT for a webinar entitled ESF 11: Agriculture and Natural Resources - What Extension Needs to Know in Supporting USDA. The webinar will highlight Emergency Support Function (ESF) #11 and roles of government partners in disaster response. ESF #11 – Agriculture and Natural Resources supports State, tribal, local authorities and other Federal agency efforts to provide nutrition assistance; control outbreaks of  ...
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Winterize Your Car

If you use a car to get around and live in an area that experiences winter weather, it’s important to prepare your car for winter. Here’s what you should know if you drive during winter weather: Stay off the road during and after a winter storm. Install good winter tires. Make sure each tire has enough tread. Keep your gas tank full. A full tank keeps the fuel line from freezing, and it’s also a good idea in case you ...
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Hurricane Reveals Extension’s Inner Strengths

Hurricane Michael strengthened rapidly from a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico to make landfall as the strongest hurricane to hit Florida’s Panhandle in a century.  Homes and UF/IFAS facilities suffered damage, including the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna. Nearly 1 million acres of agricultural crops were impacted for a loss of $158 million, while the Florida Forest Service estimated timber losses at $1.29 billion. Animal and livestock losses have not been tallied. Hurricane Michael taxed ...
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Researchers say this technology could be the key to people taking hurricane warnings seriously

Thanks to immersive technology, it’s never been easier to set foot inside a hurricane without getting wet. A growing number of simulations are helping audiences understand the consequences of ignoring hurricane evacuation warnings. Read more on the Washington Post: Researchers say this technology could be the key to people taking hurricane warnings seriously ...
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Flooding across a street in Newark Delaware

Is Your Family Ready for a Hurricane or Other Disaster?

With a powerful hurricane coming toward the Eastern United States, and more tropical depressions in the Atlantic, now is a good time to think about weather preparedness. Check weather updates on local news, the National Hurricane Center website https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/, or https://www.udel.edu/udaily/.  Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area; hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, etc.  Know how you’ll contact one another and ...
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