Agricultural communities are at risk for a number of hazardous or emergency situations - natural disasters, biological disease emergencies and man-made or technological hazards (e.g., agrochemical spills, bioterrorism).

Any of these can greatly impact individuals, farms, animals and businesses in the affected areas. Taking steps to prepare for these events before they occur can prevent or minimize the impact on human and animal health or property damage.

This website houses a database of resources and factsheets to help citizens of rural agricultural communities prepare for and recover from a number of natural, biological and man-made threats.

SELECT ONE OF THE COLORED TABS ABOVE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR ANIMALS, AND YOUR FARM FOR A VARIETY OF HAZARDOUS SITUATIONS.

The All-Hazard Preparedness for Rural Communities booklet can be downloaded for free, and outlines preparedness and recovery tips.

Photo source: Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLifeExtension Service

Drought

Drought conditions are impacting many areas of the U.S. Learn what to do during drought situations.

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Food Safety Recalls

Find current food safety recalls to keep your family safe.

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Power Outages

Summer utility demands can result in power outages. Know what to do if the power goes out.

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Make a Kit

Prepare for all types of hazards by preparing an emergency supply kit.

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