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Flood resources from MU Extension

Families returning to their flooded homes should be cautious during the cleanup process. In addition to other hazards, floodwater may contain sewage and biological contaminants that can linger in the home. Read more

Be prepared for the next big storm

If an underground shelter is not available, move to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor. Stay away from windows. Read more

Watch a video about generator safety concerns

When the power goes out people need to be careful about how they try to stay warm. Gasoline-powered generators can help restore some power to homes, but if used incorrectly the generators can be deadly. Carbon monoxide can kill people in minutes. Read more

Flood-related resources from MU Extension

Extension has resources to help you and your family prepare for and recover from floods and other weather-related emergencies. Read more

After a flood, think food safety

Floodwater often contains sewage or animal waste that could contaminate foods with harmful organisms. Read more

Severe-weather resources from MU Extension

Review our extensive collection of resources and links to help individuals, families and communities prepare for and recover from weather-related emergencies and other disasters. Read more

MU Extension expert recommends replacing older smoke detectors

If smoke alarms are over 10 years old, you should look at a replacement plan. Read more

Ebola information for Missourians

There is a great deal in the media concerning the Ebola outbreak. Some information may be good, but much is borderline misinformation or contributes to a sense of panic. Read more

Keys to emergency preparedness

While security experts and law enforcement personnel are determined to make sure events like the Boston Marathon bombing never happen again. Read more

Know which foods to pitch after a power outage

Severe spring weather can bring power outages. If the electricity is out for more than two hours, it is important to know how to make sure the foods in your refrigerator and freezer are safe. Read more

Be prepared for disasters

Missouri weather brings year-round chances for severe weather. Every family should have a plan and supplies, and every family member should know what to do. Get started on your family's plan today. Read more

Keep important papers accessible

In an emergency, you won't have time to gather up important papers, like bank records, savings bonds and birth certificates. Use this guide to organize important records. Read more

About the Community Emergency Management Program

CEMP provides education and technical assistance to individual and families, local governments, businesses, schools and organizations in preparing and responding to natural and man-made disasters. Read more

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MU Extension partners with Missouri Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) to bring important information and resources to communities about emergency human services relating to disasters.

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