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Floods Pandemic Planning Agrochemicals
Thunderstorms Food Safety Recalls Bioterrorism
Tornadoes Emerging Diseases Agroterrorism
Excessive Heat Foreign Animal Disease Power Outages
Drought Plant/Crop Diseases and Pests  
Winter Storms    
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100-Year Flood - It's All About Chance
Information explaining the concept and uncertainties of the "100-year" flood.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
2009 H1N1 Flu Virus Outbreak
Timeline and resources for veterinarians about the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
8 Ways You Can Stay Healthy At Work
Tips for protecting yourself and others from spreading illnesses at work
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
A Citizen's Guide to Disaster Assistance
Independent study course for the general public and emergency management personnel wanting to obtain a basic understanding of disaster assistance.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
A Consumer's Guide to Food Safety: Severe Storms and Hurricanes
A guide to aid consumers in keeping their food safe during severe weather.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)
A Guide to the Disaster Declaration Process and Federal Disaster Assistance
Document explaining the disaster declaration process and an overview of disaster assistance available.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
About Winter Weather
Website discussing dangers of winter weather to human health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Action Steps to Keep Your Business and Employees Healthy
Tips to help businesses protect their business and employees from the flu.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
After a Flood: Precautions When Returning to Your Home
Document describing precautions to take when returning to home after a flood. Specific considerations for electrical and chemical hazards, clean-up and potential diseases.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
After a Flood: The First Steps
Steps to take immediately after a flood situation.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
After a Tornado
Website with information on what to do about injuries and cleanup after a tornado.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Agricultural Pesticide Protective Equipment
Information on selection and use of appropriate personal protective equipment.
Colorado State University Extension
Agricultural Respiratory Protective Equipment
Factsheet discusses options for protection from air-borne contaminants on a farm or ranch. Types of respirators and their uses are included.
Colorado State University Extension
Agrochemicals and Security
Training module aims to inform readers about the potential misuses for agrochemicals, and help individuals to understand safe, secure handling of these substances.
Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Agronomic Crop Disease Fact Sheet Index
Website containing factsheets on a variety of wheat, barley, alfalfa, corn, and soybean diseases.
Ohio State University Extension
Agroterrorism: Threats And Preparedness
Guidebook on the possible threat of agroterrorism and federal preparedness and response efforts for these threats.
Federation of American Scientists, Congressional Research Service
Alternative Crops During a Drought: Meeting Forage and Grain Needs in an Emergency
Factsheet discussing alternative forages and ways to reduce the risk of drought stress in crops.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Alternative Feeds for Cattle During Drought
Factsheet suggests possible alternate feeds and feed substitution strategies to be used during drought.
Colorado State University Extension
Anchor Fuel Tanks
Factsheet on how to anchor a fuel tank to protect it and your home or business during flooding situations.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Anhydrous Ammonia Theft
How to recognize and prevent anhydrous ammonia theft.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Animal Disease Information
Website featuring animal disease factsheets and images, including disease descriptions, agents, and affected species.
The Center for Food Security and Public Health
Animal Disposal Following an Emergency
Factsheet discussing how to dispose of animal carcasses after a disaster situations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Animal Feed Safety System (AFSS)
Website for the FDA Animal Feed Safety System.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Animal Health Hazards of Concern During Natural Disasters
A review of infectious and non-infectious hazards for animals that have previously been related to national disasters.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS)
Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness (IS-10.A)
An independent study course to increase awareness and preparedness of animal owners to reduce the impact of disasters on animals.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Animals in Disasters: Community Planning (IS-11.A)
An interactive web-based course to guide emergency management officials, animal owners, and animal care providers in preparing community disaster plans.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Animals in Emergencies for Owners and Planners (videos)
A video training to help emergency planners and public officials incorporate protection for animals into community emergency plans.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Animals in Public Evacuation Centers FAQ
Factsheet discussing issues involved with housing animals in public evacuation centers and guidelines to reduce health risks.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Apply for Assistance
Website describing the steps needed to apply for disaster assistance.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
FEMA's comprehensive guidebook on individual, family, and community disaster preparedness.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Assessing and Repairing Leaky Roofs: Safely Fixing a Watery Problem
Factsheet discussing causes of leaks and temporary repairs during or after severe storm situations.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Assessing Roof Damage After a Tornado: Repair Strategies for Homeowners
Factsheet on temporary repairs and working with your insurance company for roof damage after a tornado or severe storm.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During a Power Outage (video)
Webpage containing radio and television PSAs on carbon monoixide.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Avoiding Ticks
Website containing information concerning notable tick-borne diseases, tick prevention/avoidance, and information about tick lifespan and geographic distribution.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Be Food Safe
Website of resources about food safety, including food recall information.
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Be Prepared: Staying Safe and Healthy in Winter
Website discussing how to prepare for winter weather.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Be Red Cross Ready: Flood Safety Checklist
Checklist of actions to take before, during and after a flood to protect you and your family.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Be Red Cross Ready: Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.
Factsheet describing steps to take to prepare your family for an emergency or disaster situation.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Be Red Cross Ready: Heat Wave Safety Checklist
Factsheet containing checklists on how to prepare, react to and recover from excessive heat situations.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Be Red Cross Ready: Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist
Information on preparing and caring for your pet during disaster situations.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Be Red Cross Ready: Power Outage Checklist
Factsheet includes steps to take prior to, during, and following a power outage in order to preserve safety.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Be Red Cross Ready: Taking Care of People With the Flu
Advice for taking care of the ill, taking care of yourself, and reducing spread is included.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Be Red Cross Ready: Taking Care of Your Emotional Health After a Disaster
Tips on recognizing mental health issues related to disaster and taking action to correct them.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Be Red Cross Ready: Thunderstorm Safety Checklist
Factsheet discussing steps to take before, during and after a thunderstorm to keep yourself and your family safe.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Be Red Cross Ready: Tornado Safety Checklist
Information includes checklists for before, during, and after a tornado.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Be Red Cross Ready: Winter Storm Safety Checklist
Factsheet containing checklists to aid in preparing for a storm as well as maintaining safety after the storm has passed.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Biosecurity Guide for Livestock Farm Visits
Factsheet (4 pages) discussing measures to take when visiting livestock farms to the introducction and spread of disease to livestock.
Michigan State University Extension
Bioterrorism
CDC's main website overviewing bioterrorism, potential agents, and how to prepare.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Bioterrorism Agents/Diseases
Website for additional information on all major bioterrorism agents (arranged alphabetically).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Blackouts
Information website of outlining the steps in preparing individuals/families for a possible blackout.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Build a Kit
Website with information and links for making, storing and maintaining a disaster supply kit.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Build with Flood-Damage Resistant Materials
Factsheet on protecting your property from flooding through the use of flood damage resistant building materials.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Building a Sandbag Dike (video)
Video (5.25 minutes) discussing how to properly build a sandbag dike.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Business Emergency Response Plan
Downloadable template for business continuity and disaster preparedness plans.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist
Checklist to help businesses prepare for a pandemic influenza situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Business Planning for Influenza
Information and links on aspects of business preparedness for H1N1 and H5N1 influenza situations.
FLU.gov
Business.gov: Seek Disaster Assistance
Online tool to find disaster preparedness and recovery information for businesses.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Carbon Monoxide Hazards from Small Gasoline Powered Engines
Important hazard information when using gasoline-powered generators or devices.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Website with information on how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After a Disaster
Website with information and resources about carbon monoxide poisoning and how to prevent exposure.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention
Website with information on how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during winter conditions.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Prevention Guidelines
Website with caarbon monoxide exposure prevention measures. Resources available in a several languages.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Caring for Animals
Information explaining how to prepare your pets before, during and after a disaster.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Caring for Important Papers: Steps to Take Before and After a Flood
Factsheet describing steps to take to protect and preserve important records before and after a flood situation.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Caring for Livestock Before Disaster
Factsheet on measures to take to prepare your animals before disaster situations.
Colorado State University Extension
Caring for Livestock During Disaster
Factsheet on measures to take to protect your animals during a disaster situation.
Colorado State University Extension
Cattle Management During Drought
Factsheet discussing alternative cattle management strategies during drought situations, such as early weaning and creep feeding.
Montana Cooperative Extension System
Chemical Accident Prevention: Site Security
Website describing the risks of criminal activity involving chemicals and recommended methods for site security.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Chemical Emergency
Document discussing what to do for in-home chemical spills and and how to prevent them from happening.
National Disaster Education Coalition
Chemicals/Pesticides: Labels
Materials that can be used to teach farm workers how to read labels.
National Ag Safety Database (NASD)
Chemicals/Pesticides: Mixing/Loading/Application
Website with links to a variety of extension publications for people who work with hazardous farm chemicals.
National Ag Safety Database (NASD)
Clean Hands Save Lives: Emergency Situations
Factsheet on hand hygiene to avoid illness following a disaster situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Clean Up Safely After a Disaster
Website with links to specific disaster cleanup and hazard topics.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Clean Up Safety After a Disaster
Factsheet discussing various safety concerns (e.g., carbon monoxide, hazardous materials, infectious disease issues) when cleaning up after a disaster situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Cleaning and Repairing Flooded Basements
Factsheet discussing steps to take to clean and repair basements after a flood.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Cleaning and Sanitizing With Bleach After an Emergency
Recommendations and safety tips for using bleach for cleaning and sanitizing after an emergency.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Cleaning Flood-Damaged Carpets and Rugs
Factsheet on how to handle carpeting and rugs damaged during flood situations.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Cleaning Flood-Soiled Clothing and Bedding
Factsheet on cleaning and salvaging clothing and bedding damaged by flood waters.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Cleaning Up Your Home After Flooding (video)
Video (26 minutes) discussing issues and safety measures to consider when cleaning up your home following a flood situation.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Climate Prediction Center: Drought Information
Website with latest assessments and seasonal outlooks for drought situations in the U.S.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Cold Weather for Pets and Livestock
Tips for keeping animals prtected during cold weather.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension
Cold Weather Pet Safety
Tips for keeping your pets safe during the winter.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Community Drinking Water Use
Information on emergency planning of a community drinking water treatment facility in the event of a disaster.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Conserving Water in Agriculture: Livestock Water Management During a Drought
Suggestions for making the best use of available water during drought situations to prevent land damage or decreased livestock performance.
Oregon State University Extension Service
Consumer Fact Sheets
A collection of documents on the safe handling of pesticides as well as methods to reduce pesticide use.
California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Controlling Insects After Flooding: How to Minimize Mosquito, Fly and Other Insect Problems
Factsheet discussing measures to take to reduce mosquito, fly and other insect problems after a flood.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Coping with Power Failures
Information about preparing for short and long term power outages. Several emergency heating and lighting options are discussed.
Oregon State University Extension Service
Crop Biosecurity and Emergency Management
Website on USDA APHIS' Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program in areas of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. Also includes links to more information.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS)
Crop Diseases
Website with links to publications covering diseases of sorghum, corn, alfalfa, wheat, beans, sunflowers, clover, rice, cotton, and others.
University of Missouri Extension
Crop Insect Pests
Website with links to publications concerning crop insect pests, such as worms, mites, maggots, caterpillars, weevils, nematodes, and others.
University of Missouri Extension
Dealing with Drought
Website with resources on preparing and recovering from drought conditions. Includes information on crops, livestock, financial concerns as well as the home and yard and dealing with stress.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Dealing with Flooding
Website of resources for planning for and recovery from flood situations.
Iowa State University Extension
Dealing with Storm-Damaged Trees in the Landscape
Information on caring for damaged trees after a storm and preparing trees for the next storm.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses
Information on IRS programs and assistance for taxpayers and businesses recovering from the impact of a disaster.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Disaster Assistance for Small Businesses
Factsheet on disaster assistance programs for businesses from the Small Business Administration.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Disaster Assistance.gov
Website with access to disaster information and assistance resources.
Multiple Federal Agencies
Disaster Loans
Website with links to disaster loan information.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Disaster Planning for Animal Facilities
Guidelines to help animal facilities (shelters, kennels, veterinary clinics, stables, etc.) determine what plans they can make to mitigate damage from disaster sitautions.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Disaster Planning: Farm Animals
Website to learn how to protect your livestock from disaster and emergency situations.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Disaster Preparedness and Pets Video
Dr. Heather Case, director of the Scientific Activities Division at the American Veterinary Medical Association, talks about incorporating pets into a disaster preparedness plan
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book
Colorbook for kids to teach them about how to prepare for disaster sitautions.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Disaster Preparedness for Goat and Sheep Producers
Factsheet with information to help small ruminant owners prepare for all types of disasters.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Disaster Preparedness for Horse Producers
Factsheet (2 pages) to help horse producers prepared for all types of disasters.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Disaster Preparedness for Pets
Brochure containing disaster preparedness tips for pets.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
Disaster Preparedness for Veterinarians
AVMA website with resources for making disaster preparedness plans for pets and livestock.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Disaster Readiness for Beef Producers
Factsheet (2 pages) to help beef producers prepared for disasters of all types.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Disaster Readiness for Dairy Producers
Factsheet (2 page) to help dairy producers prepare their farm and herd for disaster situations.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Disaster Recovery Plan for Businesses
Guidebook to help your business prepare for and recover from a disaster.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Disaster Resources
Websites with access to information on disaster preparedness and recovery for natural disasters with many practical at-home solutions
University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
Learn about benefit assistance for individuals unemployed as a direct result of a major disaster.
U.S. Department of Labor
Disinfecting Dishes, Cookware and Utensils: Safety Guidelines After a Disaster
Factsheet for disinfecting dishes, cookware and utensils after a disaster.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Disinfecting Wells Following an Emergency
Factsheet discussing procedures, issues, concerns, and safety precautions for disinfecting wells following an emergency.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Division of Vector-borne Diseases
Website featuring information for several prominent vector-borne diseases.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Drought for Kids
Website for kids with a general definition of drought and how to prevent it.
National Drought Mitigation Center
Drought Information
Website providing drought resources for the home, family, farm and ranch.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Drought Preparedness and Response: Strategies for Farmers
Factsheet discussing actions to take before and after a drought.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Drought Preparedness and Water Conservation
Website discussing methods for preventing drought through indoor and outdoor water conservation.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Drought-Stressed Corn
Factsheet to help producers identify drought stressed corn and discusses several options for harvest.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Drought: Public Fact Sheet
Factsheet overviewing drought, its importance and how it is monitored.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Drying and Repairing Walls - Remedies for Interior and Exterior Surfaces
Factsheet with guidelines for repairing walls after a flood.
University of Wisconsin Extension
During a Tornado
Website with information on where to go during a tornado and how to protect yourself.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Eating Outdoors: Handling Food Safely
PDF handout featuring advice about proper food handling and preparation outdoors (e.g. picnic, BBQ).
United States Food and Drug Administration
Economic Impacts of Foreign Animal Disease
Document examining the effects of a hypothetical foot-and-mouth disease outbreak on all major agricultural products and estimating total losses.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service (USDA ERS)
Economics of Managing a Livestock Enterprise During Drought
Factsheet containing steps for evaluating options and alternative management ideas during drought situations.
South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service
Electrical Safety and Generators: Preventing Electrocutions Associated with Portable Generators
Factsheet discussing safety issues when using portable generators and preventive measures take.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Electrical Systems and Appliances: General Clean-up and What to do Before the Electrician Arrives
Factsheet describing steps to take with electrical systems and appliances following a flood.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm Raised Fish Program (ELAP) - According to the 2008 Farm Bill
Factsheet explaining eligibility requirements and the application process for the USDA FSA ELAP program.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA)
Emergency Disaster Designation and Declaration Process
Learn more about agricultural disaster declarations and desgination process.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA)
Emergency Disinfection of Bored or Dug Wells
Information on the safety precautions and disinfection of bored or dug wells after a disaster situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Emergency Disinfection of Cisterns and Other Rain-Catchment Systems
Information discussing how to clean, disinfect and maintain the cistern after a flood situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Emergency Disinfection of Drilled or Driven Wells
Information on the safety precautions and disinfection steps for drilled or driven wells following a flood situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water
Guidelines for the disinfection of drinking water following a natural disaster situation.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry
Guide with step-by-step advice on how to create and maintain a comprehensive emergency management program for businesses or organizations.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Emergency Preparedness
USDA FSIS main website of emergency preparedness resources on food safety measures in the home during weather emergencies or power outages.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)
Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide
A comprehensive 400+ page reference of animal disaster planning information, including templates for animal disaster annexes for county and state emergency operations plans.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Emergency Preparedness and Response: Floods
CDC's main website of flood preparedness, response and recovery information.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Emergency Preparedness and Response: Lightning
Website with lightning safety tips, first aid recommendations, and prevention measures.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Emergency Preparedness and Response: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
CDC's main website of resources for natural disasters and severe weather emergency preparedness and response.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Emergency Preparedness And Response: Power Outages
Website with resources on steps to take before, during and after a power outage, including worker safety.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Emergency Preparedness and You
Website with information on preparing for disasters, including what to include in your emergency supply kit.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Emergency Preparedness for Small Businesses
Website with resources to help small businesses prepare for and recover from disaster situations.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Emergency Preparedness for the Workplace
Website with links to emergency planning and training resources for the workplace.
National Safety Council
Emergency Supplies List
Emergency supply list for disaster situations.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Emerging Animal Disease Notices
List of PDFs concerning emerging diseases in a variety of species.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS)
Emerging Animal Health Issues
Website to reports of emerging animal health issues in the United States.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS)
Emerging Disease Issues
Website focuses on emerging disease issues in Michigan, but provides many useful links that would be helpful in any part of the country.
State of Michigan
Ensure Your Safety
Website with information on how to ensure your safety and the safety of others after a disaster.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
EPA Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides
Information aimed at protecting workers working with pesticides.
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences - Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension Pesticide Education Program
Equine Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
Factsheet to help horse-owners develop and evaluate their preparedness plans for weather-related emergencies.
University of Kentucky Cooperative Extensio Service
Evacuating Yourself and Your Family
Website with information on evacuating prior to a disaster and measures to take to stay safe.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Excessive Heat Events Guidebook
Guidebook for community officials, emergency managers, meteorologists, and others to plan for and respond to excessive heat events in their community.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Exposure, Toxicity, and Risk of Home Pesticide Use
Website discussing types of exposure and lethal dose levels for common at-home pesticides.
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Extension Disaster Education Network [EDEN]
Web-based database of extension resources addressing preparedness and recovery topics following a variety of hazards and disaster situations.
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety
Guidebook containing preparedness steps for your home and car during extremely cold weather conditions. Also includes information on indoor and outdoor safety and cold weather health emergencies.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Extreme Heat
Website with tips on heat prevention, affects on elderly and what you should know about heat.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Saftey
Website with tips for the individual on how to prepare for heat as well as how to respond to different heat related illnesses such as heat stroke.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Extreme Weather Resources
Disaster preparedness and recovery resources from the University of Minnesota Extension Service.
University of Minnesota Extension
Family Emergency Plan
Downloadable templates to use for developing a Family Emergency Plan.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Farmstead Windbreaks: Planning
Factsheet describing the benefits and planning considerations for windbreak on your farm.
Iowa State University Extension
FDA 101: Animal Feed
A summary of the FDA's role in protecting animal feed safety.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA 101: Product Recalls
General information about how food recalls are classified and carried out.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Federal Disaster Declarations
Website listing federal disaster declarations for the United States, by year or by state.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Feeding Cattle Following a Disaster
Factsheet discussing feeding basics and considerations following disaster situations.
Louisiana State Univeristy Ag Center
Feedlot Heat Stress Checklist
A checklist that aids producers in developing a plan for managing heat stress in feedlot cattle and employees.
University of Nebraska, Great Plains Veterinary Education Center
FEMA Flood Map Service Center
Website with FEMA flood maps - find flood maps for your area or address.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Fertilizer Application After a Drought: Considerations For This Year and Next
Factsheet discussing fertilizing considerations after drought situations.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Financial Assistance for Farms and Rural Areas
Website listing USDA financial assistance programs for farms and rural areas.
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
Fires and Food Safety
Website featuring advice for safe use of food products exposed to heat, fumes, and chemicals of fires.
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
First Steps to Flood Recovery
Website containing information on various recovery measures following a flood.
Purdue Univeristy Extension
Fish Consumption Advisories
Website providing information on fish consumption advisories.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Flood Clean-Up and the Air in Your Home
Booklet for basic information on how to clean up after a flood and how to prevent indoor air problems.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Flood Clean-Up: General Guides for Clothes and Household Textiles
Factsheet with recommendations on cleaning of fabrics following a flood.
University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service
Flood Cleanup
Webstite with booklets and posters on flood cleanup and indoor air quality issues - available in multiple languages.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Flood Cleanup and the Air in Your Home Booklet
Booklet containing information on safely cleaning your home after a flood and preventing air problems.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Flood Cleanup and the Air in Your Home Poster
Poster discussing safet flood cleanup measures.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Flood Cleanup: Avoiding Indoor Air Quality Problems
Factsheet discussing long-term indoor air quality problems following flooding situations and how you can lessen these effects.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Flood Hazards - A National Threat
Factsheet describing the impact of floods and USGS monitoring efforts.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Flood Information
NDSU-Extension flood preparedness and recovery website - contains factsheets, weblinks, podcasts and more.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Flood Information: Crops
Website with links to information for handling and salvaging crops after a flood.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Flood Information: Family and Children
Website with links to information for families during and after flood situations.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Flood Information: Livestock
Website with links to information on protecting livestock before, during and after a flood.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Flood Information: Property
Website with links to information for protecting your property from flood situations.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Flood Preparedness and Response: Strategies for Families
Factsheet on preparedness measures to take before a flood situation to protect your family.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Flood-Damaged Furniture and Appliances: Deciding What to Salvage and Tips on Reconditioning
Factsheet on salvage and reconditioning of flood-damaged furniture and appliances.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Flood-Damaged Walls, Ceilings and Floors
Factsheet on how to remove moisture, clean and repair your property after a flood.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Flooded Farm Vehicles and Equipment
Factsheet containing tips on cleaning and reconditioning farm equipment after a flood.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Flooded Private Sewage Systems: Safety, Sanitation and Clean-up Concerns
Factsheet on the safety, sanitation and clean-up concerns involved with flooded private sewage systems.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Flooding: A Checklist for Small and Very Small Meat, Poultry and Egg Processing Plants
Checklist for small processing plants to prepare for, respond to and recover from flooding situations.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)
Floodplain Management Resources
Website listing Kansas Department of Agriculture Floodplain Management newsletters.
Kansas Department of Agriculture
Floods: The Awesome Power
Guide explaining floods, with suggestions for preparing for a flood situation.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
FLU.gov
Website with information and resources related to influenza (seasonal and pandemic) and ways to protect yourself and your family.
Multiple Federal Agencies
Food and Water Needs: Preparing for a Disaster or Emergency
Information on gathering safe food and water before a disaster or emergency situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods
PDF featuring advice about food safety preparedness and precautions during a natural disaster.
United States Food and Drug Administration
Food Recalls: Frequently Asked Questions and Recall Terms
Factsheet addressing commonly asked questions regarding food recalls; also describes food recall terms.
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Food Recalls: What To Look For If There Is a Food Recall
Factsheeet discussing what to look for on food products to match with food recalls.
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Food Recalls: What You Should Know About Food Recalls
Factsheet describing where to find food recall notices and what to do if you have a recalled product.
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Food Safety
Information about federal agency food safety programs.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Food Safety and Food Security: What Consumers Need To Know
Booklet on various food safety issues, from handling food safely to keeping food safe during emergency situations.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)
Food Safety Education Materials for Kids and Teens
Website with a variety of links to interactive food safety activities and information resources for children and teens.
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Food Safety Tips for College Students
Webpage featuring answers to common questions posed by college students concerning safe food handling, storage, and preparation.
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Food Safety While Hiking, Camping & Boating
PDF handout presenting safe food handling, storage, and preparation methods when camping, hiking, or boating.
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
FoodSafety.gov -- Food Recalls and Alerts
Website containing links and resources for food recalls and alerts.
Multiple Federal Agencies
Forage Testing Laboratories in the Midwest
Listing of forage testing laboratories in the Midwest.
Iowa State University Extension
Gather Emergency Supplies: Disaster Supplies Kit
Information on preparing a disaster supplies kit.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
General Factsheets on Specific Bioterrorism Agents
Website to numerous factsheets on specific bioterrorism agents.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Get a Survival Kit
Checklist of supplies needed for a flood emergency.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Global Early Warning And Response System For Major Animal Diseases, Including Zoonoses
Pinpoints worldwide outbreaks of animal diseases, and includes information on specific diseases.
World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States, World Organization for Animal Health
Grazing Management and Cattle Feeding Options During Drought (video)
Videos of UNL Extension specialists and educators discussing management options for beef cattle producers during drought situations.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Guidance On Preparing Workplaces For an Influenza Pandemic
Extensive guide including information on protecting employees and staying operational during a pandemic.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Guide to Disaster Preparedness
General emergency planning and response protocols related to animal care. Guide also includes useful links and forms.
University of California Division of Food and Natural Resources
H1N1 Flu Virus FAQ
Website with frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the H1N1 flu virus.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
H1N1 Flu Virus: For Pet Owners (FAQ)
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about H1N1 flu virus and pets.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
H1N1 Influenza and Pigs
Information about H1N1 and principles to help prevent infection in pigs.
Colorado State University Extension
Handling and Storage of Pesticides: An Environmental Self-Assessment
Risks of pesticide contamination. Information on regulations for farmers. A self-evaluation of safety practices.
National Ag Safety Database, Clemson University Cooperative Extension
Handling Heat Stress in Cattle
Factsheet discusses how to identify and respond to heat stress situations involving cattle.
South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service
Handling Pesticides Safely
Factsheet on how to safely handle, transport, store, and clean-up pesticides.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Handwashing After a Disaster
Public service announcement discussing the importance of washing your hands to prevent sickness for you and your family.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Hazards and Threats Preparedness Resources
Website with numerous factsheets on topics for recovering from various all-hazard situations.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Hazards and Threats: Snow/Ice
Website discussing personal, home, and farm safety issues in the event of severe snow or ice.
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
Hazards and Threats: Tornadoes
Website discussing safety in the event of a tornado.
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
Health and Safety Concerns for All Disasters
Website with links to information on various health and safety issues that can occur during or after disaster situations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Heat (Heat Wave)
Document on extreme heat emergencies, how to prepare before they occur, and treat heat-related illnesses.
National Disaster Education Coalition
Heat Stress
Information on heat stress issues for employees working outdoors, includes types of heat stress and recommendations for employers and workers.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Heat Stress
Factsheet discusses symptoms of heat stroke and exhaustion and the emergency procedures associated with these illnesses.
Ohio State University Extension
Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle
Factsheet includes indicators of heat stress, suggestions for reducing heat stress in dairy cattle.
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service
Heat Stress, Fairs, and Achievement Days: Animal Considerations
Factsheet discussing heat stress considerations for various animal species.
South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service
Heat: A Major Killer
Website of information about heat wave warnings, hazards and preventive actions.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Herbicide Concerns After a Drought: Accounting for Carryover in Next Year's Crops
Factsheet discussing herbicide carryover levels, avoiding residue problems, and testing for carryover.
University of Wisconsin Extension
High Consequence Livestock Pathogen Chart
Summary of high consequence pathogens including signs, species affected, incubation period, and zoonotic potential.
The Center for Food Security and Public Health
Home Clean-Up and Sanitation: Safety Cleaning a Flood-Damaged Home
Factsheet on steps for cleaning and sanitizing a home after a flood.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting
This guide contains several steps to protect your home if flood damage has occurred or if you home is in an area where flood damage is likely to take place. It explains how floods damage your home.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Hot Weather Management of Poultry
Management advice for decreasing the adverse effects of heat within a poultry house.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Services
Household Hazardous Materials - A Guide for Citizens
An interactive web-based course designed for the general public on household hazardous materials and ways to protect yourself and your family.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
How to Handle Chemical Spills
Basic guidelines for handling chemical leaks and spills.
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences - Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension Pesticide Education
How to Protect Yourself in the Workplace during a Pandemic
Tips for protecting yourself from influenza in the workplace.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
How to Reduce Heat Stress in Your Pigs
Factsheet discussing ways to reduce heat stress in pigs.
University of Minnesota Extension
How to Report a Pet Food Complaint
Information you will need to report a complaint about a pet food product.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Ice Dam Prevention on Roofs: Simple Ways to Alleviate the Problem
Factsheet discussing way to prevent ice dams on roofs.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Implementing a Recall Program for Small Processors
Information on effectively preparing for a food recall.
National Pork Board
Inspecting Farm Buildings for Wind Damage: Safety Checks After a Storm
Factsheet discussing areas of buildings to check for damage after a tornado or severe storm.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Inspections
Learn how the government inspects and monitors food products to ensure compliance with food safety standards and inspection legislation.
FoodSafety.gov
Install a Generator for Emergency Power
Factsheet with tips for installing an emergency generator.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Install Sewer Backflow Valves
Factsheet on prevention measures to take to protect your property from sewage backups.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Interim Guidance for Workers Who Are Employed at Commercial Swine Farms: Preventing the Spread of Influenza A Viruses, Including the 2009 H1N1 Virus
Interim recommendations of precautions for protecting workers and pigs from exposure to influenza viruses.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Interim Guidelines for Animal Health and Control of Disease Transmission in Pet Shelters
Guidance for the care of animals entering shelters and for persons working with or handling the animals in response to natural disasters.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Irrigation During a Drought: Considerations for Non-Irrigating Farmers
Factsheet discussing considerations for irrigation during a drought.
University of Wisconsin Extension
It Is Not Flu as Usual: An H1N1 Business Preparedness Guide
Guide for businesses regarding absenteeism, federal aid, hazards, and ways to be proactive before a pandemic event.
United States Chamber of Commerce
Keep Food and Water Safe After a Disaster or Power Outage
Factsheet on food and water safety after a disaster or power outage.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Keep Food and Water Safe After a Natural Disaster or Power Outage
Factsheet on food and water safety after a disaster or power outage.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Keep Food Safe
Website providing access to a variety of resources addressing proper food handling and preparation practices, food safety in an emergency, and food safety maintenance.
FoodSafety.gov
Keep Food Safe In an Emergency
Find out how to keep food safe during and after an emergency, such as a flood, fire, national disaster or the loss of power.
FoodSafety.gov
Keep Your Food Safe During Emergencies: Power Outages, Floods, Fires
Safety guidelines when handling food during an extended power outage, flood, or after a fire.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)
Keep Your Pets Safet in the Heat
Website containing hot weather tips for pets.
U.S. Humane Society
Keeping Food and Water Safe Before, During and After a Disaster
Factsheet on maintaining a safe food and water supply before, during, and after an emergency.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Keeping Food Safe During An Emergency
Information on how to keep food safe during a power outage or emergency, including what to do with common "refrigerator foods."
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)
Key Facts about Flood Readiness
Basic steps to take to prepare for a flood, including emergency supplies you may need.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Large Floods in the United States: Where They Happen and Why
Document discussing the largest floods that have occurred within the United States.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Laundering Pesticide-Contaminated Clothing
Factsheet on how to safely launder pesticide-contaminated clothing.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Let's Get Ready: Planning Together for Emergencies
Sesame Street website for parents and kids with tips, activities and other tools to help get your family prepared for emergencies.
Sesame Workshop
Lightning Protection for Farms
Factsheet discussing the impact of lightning to property and way to prevent lightning strikes to your buildings.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Lightning Protection for the Farm
Factsheet discussing lightning protection systems and their components.
Penn State Cooperative Extension Service
Lightning Safety
Factsheet discussing safety measures to take during thunderstorm and lightning situations.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service
Listing of Approved Medicated Feed Mill Licenses
Webpage containing information on the requirements for FDA licensing requirements for feed mills before manufacturing certain medicated animal feeds.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) - According to the 2008 Farm Bill
Factsheet outlining the eligibility requirements and application process for the USDA Livestock Forage Disaster Program.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA)
Livestock in Disasters (IS-111.A)
An independent study course for producers and others involved with the livestock industry on the hazards of natural disasters to livestock and methods for preparedness and recovery.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Maintaining Livestock Health After a Flood
Factsheet of recommendations for livestock health issues after a flood.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Make a Disaster Preparedness Plan
Website contains information on developing an emergency kit, and items to consider when making a plan to stay safe during a disaster.
The American Red Cross
Managing Drought-Stressed Corn for Silage
Factsheet discussing harvest guidelines and toxicity issues associated with drought-stressed corn.
University of Florida Cooperative Extension
Managing Heat Stress in Feedlot Cattle
Factsheet discussing ways to manage heat stress in feedlot operations.
University of Minnesota Extension
Managing Heat Stress in Horses
Factsheet containing tips for reducing heat stress in horses.
University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service
Managing Livestock During a Drought
Factsheet discussing water requirements and feed issues for livestock during a drought.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Mold After a Disaster
Website with links to flyers, public service announcements, and resources regarding mold cleanup and safety after a flood situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Mold Removal Guidelines for Your Flooded Home
Information on safely and effectively removing mold from your home.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Infantis Infections Linked to Dry Dog Food
Website with current information on the 2012 outbreak of Salmonella associated with dry dog food.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Linked to Ground Beef
Website describing details of the July 2012 outbreak of Salmonella associated with ground beef.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Drought Mitigation Center
Website with links to drought mitigation tools for agricultural producers.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
National Flood Insurance Program
Main website of the National Flood Insurance Program.
National Flood Insurance Program
National Flood Insurance Program: Flood Insurance Claims Handbook
Link to a claims guide to help individuals through the process of fling a claim and appealing a claim decision.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
National Pesticide Information Center
A database of pesticide information for all audiences. Includes general information for individuals, details on specific pesticides for farmers, and regulations for manufacturers.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Poison Center Hotline
Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222
American Association of Poison Control Centers
National Response Center
Report oil or chemical spills online or at 800-424-8802.
U.S. Coast Guard
National Storm Prediction Center
Website to monitor severe storms and weather in your area.
National Weather Service
National Weather Service
Current warnings and forecasts for the United States.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Natural Disasters
Main website of resources from the EPA on planning, preparing, responding and recovering from various natural disasters and weather emergencies.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
CDC main website for natural disasters preparedness and response resources.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Natural Disasters: Flooding
EPA's main webpage of resources on flood related hazards and measures to protect yourself and your family.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Natural Disasters: Severe Drought
Website of resources from the EPA on preparing for and recovering from drought situations.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Natural Disasters: Snow and Ice
Website of resources for reducing illness and injury during severe winter conditions.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Natural Disasters: Tornadoes
Webpage providing information for tornado preparation and recovery
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Natural Events and Disasters: Extreme Cold
Website with links for agriculture and livestock on preparing for, during and recovery after extreme cold.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Natural Events and Disasters: Tornadoes
Website with links for agriculture and livestock on preparing for, during and after a tornado.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Natural Hazards: A National Threat
Factsheet discussing the impact of natural disasters and the role of the USGS in monitoring and responding to these situations.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
NFPA Chemical Hazard Label
How to read National Fire Protection Association labels.
National Fire Protection Association
NIOSH Warns of Hazards of Flood Cleanup Work
Inforamtion on potential hazards during farm and business cleanup after a flood.
National Institute for Occupational Saftey and Health (NIOSH)
Nitrate Toxicity
Factsheet on the nitrate accumulation in plants during drought conditions and precautions to take before feeding to livestock.
Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University
NOAA Regional Climate Centers
Website linking to the NOAA Regional Climate Centers.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA River Forecasts Website
Monitor river conditions in your area for flood watches and warnings.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Weather Radio Channels for Your Area
Website listing with the National Weather Radio transmitter areas (states and counties), frequencies and Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) codes needed to receive emergency alerts.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Factsheet describing the eligibility requirements and application process for the USDA FSA crop disaster assistance program.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA)
Novel H1N1 Biosecurity Recommendations for Producers
Factsheet for individuals working with animals to help prevent the introduction or spread of influenza in production animal settings.
National Pork Board
NWS Windchill Chart
Chart for calculating wind chill values and determining the amount of time it takes to receive a frostbite injury.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Owlie Skywarn's Winter Storms Ahead!
Booklet (11 pages) for kids to learn about winter storms and how to stay safe.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Pandemic Flu Preparation: The Workplace and the Community
Factsheet includes topics to consider when preparing a family, business, and community for pandemic flu.
University of South Dakota Extension
Pandemic Preparedness for Veterinarians
Information to help veterinarians prepare and protect their families, employees and business during pandemic situations.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Pasture and Rangeland Management During Drought
Guidelines for general pasture and rangeland management in preparation for and during a drought.
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
Personal Preparation and Storage of Safe Water
Information on how to prepare (boil, disinfect) water supplies in preparation for a disaster situation or after a disaster.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Personal Protective Equipment for Pesticide Handlers
Describes the personal protective equipment that should be used when applying pesticides.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Pest Detection
Provides lists of pests of national concern from the years 2004 to 2010, and lists of additional pests of concern for 2009 and 2010
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS)
Pest Tracker
Homepage of the National Agricultural Pest Information System, containing links to specific crop pests, life cycles, methods of control and distribution maps.
National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS)
Pesticide and Fertilizer Storage and Handling
Worksheet helps producers to assess chemical mixing sites and determine the level of risk to groundwater and surface water associated with each site.
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
Pesticide Exposure
Factsheet discusses the types and causes of pesticide exposure as well as how to prevent exposure.
Ohio State University Extension
Pesticide Health and Safety Information
Information and resources on pesticide health and safety issues for people, animals, and the environment.
National Pesticide Information Center
Pesticide Safety
Website with links to publications and resources covering all aspects of pesticide control, sprayer maintenance, environmental concerns, etc.
University of Missouri Extension
Pesticide Storage and Security
Factsheet on storage and security of all pesticides. Sources of additional information are also provided.
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences - Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension Pesticide Education
Pesticide Storage Concerns During a Flood
Factsheet on handling pesticides safely before and after flood situations.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Pesticides: Learning About Labels
Lists information found on pesticide labels, where to find it, and how to use it.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Pet Care: Disaster Preparedness
Website listing steps you can take to make disaster preparedness plans for you and your pet.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Pet Food Recall Products List
Website listing pet food recalls and withdrawls.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Pet Food: Regulation and Labeling
Website describing the FDA's regulation of pet foods and pet food labeling.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Pet/Service Animal Preparedness
Website to resources on animal preparedness and rescue, including information for community planners and wildlife rehabilittors
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Plan and Prepare
Website with preparedness information, includes interactive media to help you "Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed."
American Red Cross (ARC)
Planning Ahead: Sump Pump Tips
Video discussing preparedness measures to take for your sump pumpt prior to a flooding situation.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Planning For 2009 H1N1 Influenza: A Preparedness Guide For Small Businesses
Guidebook to help small business owners develop and implement their own pandemic preparedness plan.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Plant Diseases and Disorders, Plant Pests, and Weeds
List of articles from the National Agricultural Library covering a wide variety of plant disease-related topics.
USDA National Agricultural Library (USDA NAL)
Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Programs
USDA's website containing links to information about a variety of plant pests and how to control them.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS)
Plugging Home Drains to Prevent Sewage Backup
Factsheet discussing why and how to plug home drains to prevent sewage backup during flooding or heavy rain situations.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Poisonous Plants or Harmful to Horses: Drought and Frost Concerns
Information about plants found on pasture that may be harmful to horses during drought or frost conditions.
University of Minnesota Extension
Potential Livestock Disease Problems Following Disasters
An overview of some infectious diseases and toxic substances that may potentially effect livestock following a disaster.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Pre-Harvest Security Guidelines And Checklist 2006
Resource to help farmers and producers enhance security at the farm level to help protect against natural disasters as well as agroterrorism.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Prepare Your Farm or Ranch Before Drought Strikes
Information on preparing a farm or ranch for a drought. Ideas on water, land and crop management.
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Prepare Your Workplace
Website with information and resources for preparing your business and employees for an emergency situation.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Preparedness Factsheets
Factsheets with information on how to prepare your family for a disaster.
North Carolina State Univeristy Cooperative Extension Service
Preparing for a Weather Emergency: Food Safety Informaton
Factsheet listing guidelines for minimizing food safety issues during emergency situations such as power outages or floods.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)
Preparing for an Agroterrorism Event
A website providing information on preparing for an agroterrorism event.
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
Preparing For the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Businesses and Employers
Toolkit providing information and resources to help businesses plan and respond to the flu season.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Preparing the Farm and Farm Animals for Disasters
Information on preparing your farm and animals before a disaster.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Preparing to Evacuate Your Farm
Information discussing long range preparation for the evacuation of a farm.
University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service - Disaster Handbook
Preparing to Evacuate Your Farm: Safety Measures When Flooding is Expected
Information on preparing your farm for a flood.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.
Tips on preparing an emergency kit for pets and planning what you will do in emergencies to take care of your pets.
Department of Homeland Security
Presidential Disaster Declarations Map-1964 to 2013
Map showing the number of Presidential disaster declarations in the U.S. from December 1964 to March 2013.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Presidential Disaster Declarations Map-2000 to 2013
Map showing the number of Presidential disaster declarations in the U.S. from January 2000 to March 2013.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Prevent Illness After a Natural Disaster
Factsheet addressing health risks and hazards after a disaster situation. Includes animal and insect related hazards, carbon monoxide poisoning, food and water safety.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Prevent or Respond to a Snake Bite
Factsheet addressing snake bite prevention or actions following flood situations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After an Emergency
Factsheet discussing the risks, potential sources and prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning after an emergency situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After an Emergency
Factsheet discussing the risks, potential sources and prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning after an emergency situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Preventing Chain Saw Injuries During Tree Removal After a Disaster
Prevention tips for avoiding injury when using a chain saw for clean up activities following a disaster situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Protect Business Records and Inventory
Factsheet provides tips to keep business records safe during a natural disaster.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Protect Your Pet During Winter and Cold Weather
Tips for keeping your pet safe this winter season.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
Protect Your Pets in an Emergency
Factsheet of resources for information on making preparedness plans to ensure your pet's safety before, during, and after a disaster situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Protect Yourself from Animal- and Insect-Related Hazards After a Natural Disaster
Factsheet on protecting yourself from animal- and insect-related hazards after a natural disaster.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Protect Yourself From Chemicals Released During a Natural Disaster
Information on protecting yourself from chemical exposure during flood situations, includes hotline numbers for Poison Control and the EPA.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Protect Yourself from Mold
Factsheet of measures for protecting yourself and your family from mold hazards after a flood.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Protect Yourself: Avian Flu: Animal Handlers (Not Poultry Employees)
Reference card containing signs and symptoms of avian flu in humans and birds, control measures, and precautions to take when handling animals.
Occupational Safety and Heath Administration
Protect Yourself: Avian Flu: General Precautions
Quick reference on avian flu including signs of disease and general precautions to take to avoid becoming infected.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Protect Yourself: Avian Flu: Poultry Employees
Factsheet describing signs and symptoms of avian flu in birds and humans as well as precautions to take during eradication activities.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Protecting Homes From Lightning
Factsheet discussing lightning rod systems, grounded appliances and surge protectors.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Protecting Livestock During a Flood
Information on protecting livestock during flood situations.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Protecting Livestock from Heat
Factsheet describing strategies and procedures for keep livestock well during excessive heat.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Protecting Plumbing During a Winter Storm: Care of Utilities and Appliances When the Power is Out
Factsheet discussing measures to take to reduce the chance of frozen pipes and what to do when pipes freeze.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Protecting Your Home and Property From Flood Damage
Web site with resources and tips for cleaning and saving water damaged property, such as family treasures, books, photos, valuables.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Protecting Yourself From Heat Stress
Information on heat stroke, heat stress, heat exhaustion, and protecting yourself from these illnesses.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Quick Reference For Businesses and Employers 2009 H1N1 Flu Planning and Response
General information meant to aid businesses in protecting employees and ensuring business continuity during an H1N1 outbreak.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Raise Electrical System Components
Factsheet on raising electrical system components in efforts to protect your property from flooding.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Read the Label First: Protect Your Household
Document with key safety points for chemicals used in the home.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Reading Pesticide Labels
Instructions on identifying and understanding information on a pesticide label.
Ohio State University Extension
Ready Ag: Disaster and Defense Preparedness for Production Agriculture
Websited with a set of disaster planning and continuity of operations modules for major agriculture commodities.
Pennsylvania State University
Ready America: Community and State Information
Find resources and information on preparedness in your community.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Ready Business
Website of resources to help businesses plan and prepare for any kind of emergency situation.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Ready.gov
Website of information and resources to help you and your family get prepared for disaster situations.
Federal Emergency Management Agency and Citizens Corps
Ready.gov: Business Continuity Plan
Checklist templates for use in developing and assessing a business recovery plan for a natural or man-made disasters.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Ready.gov: Extreme Heat
Website with extreme heat terms, as well as how to prepare for extreme heat, what to do during and after.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Ready.gov: Floods
Main website for FEMAs Ready America Program containing flood preparedness tips and resources.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Ready.gov: Sheltering
Website with information on sheltering-in-place and measures to implement.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Ready.gov: Technological and Accidental Hazards
Website of resources for preparing for technological hazards (e.g., hazardous materials, chemical emergencies).
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Ready.gov: Terrorist Hazards
Website with information and resources on preparing for a terrorism event.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Ready.gov: Tornadoes
Website with general information on tornadoes.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Ready.gov: Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
Website with information on what to do before, during and after a winter storm as well as information on possible flooding.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Ready.gov: Youth Preparedness Program
Website to teach kids how to be perpared for disasters.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Recalls and Withdrawls
Current animal food and drug recalls and withdrawls.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts
List of all recent recalls, not just food safety recalls. Includes links providing more detailed information.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Reducing Heat Stress in the Holding Pens
Document containing suggestions for reducing heat stress in dairy holding areas.
Kansas State University
Reentering Your Flooded Home
Factsheet describing potential hazards and prevention measures when reentering your home after a flood.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Repairing Your Flooded Home
Booklet (56-page) containing step-by-step advice for clean up, rebuilding and getting help after a flood.
American Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Report A Food Safety Complaint
Describes various ways to file a complaint, and specific steps that need to be taken by different groups/organizations.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Restoring Heating Systems After a Flood
Factsheet describing steps for restoring a heating system after a flood situation.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Returning Home After a Disaster: Be Healthy and Safe
Steps to take when returning to a home or business after a flood.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Returning Home Safelty
Website with information on what to do when returning home after a flood.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Rodent and Snake Control: Safety Precuations and Elimination
Factsheet listing safety measures to take for snake and rodent control after a flood.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Rodent Control After a Disaster
Recommendations to help residents reduce the risk of disease or personal injury associated with rodents.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Safe and Well Registry
Register yourself as "safe and well" or search for loved ones following a disaster situation.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Safe and Well Website
After a disaster, let your family and friends konw that you are safe and well.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Safe Animal Feed
Video (5:11) from the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine discussing safe animal feed.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Safe Handling Tips for Pet Foods and Treats
Information for consumers on how to prevent illness when handling pet foods and treats.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures
Webpage featuring chart outlining safe minimum cooking temperatures and rest times.
FoodSafety.gov
Safety and Health in the Use of Agrochemicals
A comprehensive safety guide for people who use agrochemicals.
International Labor Organization Training Center
Safety And Health Topics: Bioterrorism
Good general overview of bioterrorism from the perspective of those in the workplace.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Salvaging Crops After Flooding: Recovery of Alfalfa, Irrigated Pastures and Hay
Factsheet discussing factors affecting crop damage after a flood and steps to take for salvaging crops.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Salvaging Food After a Flood: Safety Measures in the Kitchen and Garden
Factsheet on food safety issues after a flood situation.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Salvaging Food After A Tornado
Factsheet discussing cautions, and refrigeration and freezer concerns following a tornado.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Salvaging Stored Wet Feed and Grain
Factsheet discussing the drying, marketing and safe feeding of feed and grain damage by a flood situation.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Sandbagging for Flood Protection
Factsheet discussing how to properly build a sandbag dike.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Sandbagging Safety Tips
Video discussing safety tips to remember when filling sandbags during flood situations.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Sandbagging Techniques
Booklet showing proper sandbagging procedures for disaster situations.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Saving the Whole Family
Booklet (16 pages) containing detailed disaster planning information for small and large animals.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Seasonal and H1N1 2009: For Parents Who Have Children or Adolescents With High-Risk Medical Conditions
Brochure containing flu prevention information for parents of children with high-risk medical conditions.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Septic Systems: Before, During and After an Emergency
Information on maintaining your septic system before, during and after an flood situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Septic Systems: What to Do After the Flood
Factsheet with recommendations for addressing septic systems following a flood situation.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Severe Thunderstorms
Factsheet discussing general information on tornadoes, lightning, wind, floods and hail.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Severe Weather 101
Website with information about weather phenomena, including tornadoes, tunderstorms, floods, and winter weather.
National Severe Storms Laboratory (NOAA NSSL)
Severe Weather 101: Winter Weather Basics
Website discussing the dangers of winter storms.
National Weather Service and American Red Cross
Severe Weather Awareness: Thunderstorms and Lightning
A preparedness guide that provides general information on tornadoes and severe storms. Information to help develop a disaster plan for families and schools is also included.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Special Considerations for Agricultural Producers - Preparing for a Flood
Factsheet describing general considerations for preparing livestock before a flood or flash flood situation.
University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service - Disaster Handbook
Standby Electric Generators for Emergency Farm Use
Factsheet discussing types of generators and how to plan a generator system.
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Standby Electric Generators: A Source of Emergency Power for Farmer
Factsheet discussing the types, operation and maintenance of electric generators for emergency situations.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Standby Electric Generators: A Source of Emergency Power for Farmers
Factsheet discussing the types, operation and maintenance of electric generators for emergency situations.
University of Wisconsin Extension
State Pesticide Regulatory Agencies
Find your state pesticide regulatory agency.
National Pesticide Information Center
Staying Warm in an Unheated House: Coping With a Power Outage in Winter
Factsheet discussing ways to keep warm and safety factors if the power goes out in the winter.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Staying Warm in an Unheated House: Coping with a Power Outage in Winter
Factsheet discussing ways to keep warm and safety factors if the power goes outin the winter.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Storage Times for the Refrigerator and Freezer
Webpage featuring chart containing recommended storage times for foods in the refrigerator and freezer.
FoodSafety.gov
Storing Pesticides Safely
How to safely store pesticides.
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Storm Recovery Guide
General information regarding safety and recovery from natural disasters including storms, floods, and power outages.
Iowa State University Extension
Summertime Safety
Website with information on summer safety issues, including food safety, sun exposures, insect avoidance.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sump Pump Tips
A video of sump pump tips for spring and summer.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program
Website contains information on the SURE program, which provides financial assistance for crop production and/or quality losses due to a natural disaster.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA)
Symptoms and Controls Of Crop Diseases
Factsheet describing signs and control of diseases of cereal and non-cereal crops, survival, spread, other crops affected, and methods of control.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Symptoms and First Aid for Poisonings
Factsheet discussing how to recognize when poisoning has occured and what to do about it.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Tax Issues After a Drought: Guidelines for Crop Loss and Livestock Sales
Factsheet discussiong tax issues for crops and livestock following a drought.
University of Wisconsin Extension
The 2009 H1N1 Pandemic: Summary Highlights, April 2009-April 2010
Historical overview of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Big Thaw - Safe Defrosting Methods - for Consumers
PDF handout of safe defrosting methods, their advantages, and appropriate times to utilize each method.
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Corn and Soybean Growers Field Guide For Evaluating Crop Damage and Replant Options
Guide provides information for evaluating crop damaging and determining replant options.
University of Minnesota Extension
The Disaster Handbook
Guidebook (166 page) with numerous factsheets to help individuals in rural communities prepare for and recover from a variety of natural disaster situations (e.g., floods, drought, tornadoes, winter storms) .
University of Wisconsin Extension
The Disaster Handbook: 11: Hazardous Materials
General information on chemical safety, including spill prevention and clean-up.
University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service - Disaster Handbook
The Impact of Summer Thunderstorms on Corn Yield
Website discussing the impact of summer thunderstorms on corn yield
The University of Vermont
The Quiet Killer (video)
CDC Health Matters video (3.14 min) on the risk and dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, which can occur from improper generator and equipment use during power outages.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Tick Encounter Resource Center
Website featuring information concerning tick species and life cycles as well as protection from bites and related diseases.
University of Rhode Island
Tick-Borne Diseases - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic
Website containing information related to tick-borne disease risk in the workplace, prevention, and prevalence by region and specialty.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tillage During a Drought: What to Do - and Not Do - When Soils are Dry
Factsheet with general considerations for crops during drought situations.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Tips for Handling Flooded Soils
Factsheet with guidelines on clean-up, soil testing and cover crops for flooded soils.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Tips for Keeping Dairy Cows Cool
Management suggestions to aid in keeping dairy cattle cool.
University of Minnesota Extension
Tornado
Document discussing tornado awareness, planning and protection.
National Disaster Education Coalition
Tornado Preparedness and Response: Strategies for Families
Factsheet discussing how to prepare and actions to take during a tornado situation.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Tornado Safety
Webpage providing storm and tornado information for children
Wisconsin Emergency Department
Tornadoes
Website discussing emergency preparedness and response to tornadoes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Tornadoes: Being Prepared
Website with general information on preparing for a tornado.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Tornadoes: Keeping Pets Safe
Website containing information to make a disaster plan for your pets
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
Toxicity of Pesticides
Factsheet explains types of toxicities and contains toxicity information for common pesticides.
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences - Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension Pesticide Education Program
Types of Emergency
Webpage discussing with information on a wide range of disasters and emergencies.
American Red Cross (ARC)
U.S. Drought Monitor
Website providing drought condition maps and information for the U.S.
National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
Understanding Pesticide Labels
Information on reading labels of pesticide products.
Iowa State University Extension
USDA Disaster and Drought Information
Website with assistance programs for during or after a drought.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
USDA Emergency Preparedness and Response
Website with links to information on various emergencies and how to prepare.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
USDA FSA Emergency Loan Program
Details and eligibility requirements pertaining to the USDA FSA Emergency Loan Program.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA)
USDA FSA: Livestock Forage Disaster Program
Factsheet describing the Livestock Forage Disater Program as part of the 2014 Farm Bill.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA)
USDA FSA: Livestock Indemnity Program
Factsheet overviewing the eligibility requirements and the application process for the USDA FSA livestock indemnity program.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA)
USGS Natural Hazards
Main website of the USGS on flood related resources, including mapping of flood and high flow water conditions in the United States.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Using Generators for Electrical Power
Tips for safely using generators as a source of electrical power.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Water Requirements and Safety for Cattle Following a Disaster
Factsheet discussing water requirements and delivery for cattle following disaster situations.
Louisiana State Univeristy Ag Center
Water Watch
A map or real-time streamflow compared to historical steramflow.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Weed Management After a Flood-Strategies For This Year and Next
Factsheet discussing stratigies for weed management if a crop recovers or when crops are damaged after a flood.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Weed Management During a Drought: Herbicide Effectiveness and Mechanical Measures
Factsheet discussing soil applied herbicides, rotary hoeing and cultivation considerations during a drought.
University of Wisconsin Extension
What Employers Can Do To Protect Workers from Pandemic Influenza
Factsheet discussing control measures that can be used to protect your workers and your customers during influenza season.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
What Pork Producers and Workers Need to Know About Influenza (Flu) in Pigs and People
Factsheet discussing swine influenza in pigs and how to prevention measures.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Agriculture
What Should I Do?
Webpage with general information on how to prepare for a flood.
American Red Cross (ARC)
What To Do After the Flood: Private Drinking Water Wells
Factsheet with recommended measures for the emergency disinfection of wells that have been flooded.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
What to Do in a Pesticide Emergency
Document discussing pesticide injuries and first aid measures that can be taken.
National Ag Safety Database, California Environmental Protection Agency Department of Pesticide Regulation
What You Need to Know About Disposing of a Pesticide
Factsheet contains information on properly discarding pesticide wastes.
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences - Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension Service Pesticide Education Program
What You Need to Know About Protecting Yourself When Using Pesticides
Information on protective clothing, and gloves while handling pesticides. Also includes information on laundering clothing after pesticide use.
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences - Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension Service Pesticide Education Program
What You Need to Know About Reading a Pesticide Label
Guide to understanding label information found on pesticide products.
Penn State College of Agricultrual Sciences - Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension Pesticide Education Program
What You Need To Know About Storing a Pesticide
Factsheet provides information on safely storing pesticides.
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences - Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension Pesticide Education Program
What You Need To Know When The Power Goes Out Unexpectedly
Very good resource for safety concerns during a power outage, including food safety, drinking water, extreme heat and cold, and carbon monoxide.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
When Every Drop Counts: Protecting Public Health During Drought Conditions - A Guide for Public Health Professionals
Publication to assist public health officials, practitioners, and other stakeholders in their efforts to prepare for drought in their communities.
Multiple Federal Agencies
Wind Chill Temperature Index Brochure
Information on wind chill temperature and what the risks are for you.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Windbreak Design and Management
Website with a number of windbreak design and management resources.
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
Windbreak Establishment
Factsheet on layout, site prep and planting of a windbreak to protect your farmstead, animals and crops.
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
Windbreaks for Livestock Operations
Factsheet describing the winter and summer protection windbreaks can have for your livestock.
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
Windbreaks for Rural Living
Factsheet describing the benefits and methods for designing farmstead windbreaks
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Windbreaks for Snow Management
Factsheet describing the benefits and design of windbreaks for snow management.
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
Windchill Terms and Definitions
Information on wind chill, frostbite, hypothermia and other winter health and safety conditions.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Winter Livestock Management
Tips for keeping livestock safe during winter weather.
Oregon State University Extension Service
Winter Power Failure On The Farm: Keeping Animals and Equipment Safe
Factsheet describing precautions to take to protect poultry, livestock and equipment during a power outage in the winter.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Winter Power Failure on the Farm: Keeping Animals and Equipment Safe
Factsheet describing precuations to take to protect poultry and livestock during a power failure in the winter.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Winter Storm Preparedness and Response: Safety at Home and While Traveling
Factsheet discussing measures to take to protect your family from the many hazards of winter weather at home or on the road.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Winter Storm Resources for Farms and Ranches
Website with links to various factsheets on how to prepare your farm or ranch and care for livestock before a winter storm.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Winter Storms...The Deceptive Killers
General information on understand the vocabulary associated with winter weather and preparing for a storm.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Winter Weather Checklist
Website with a checklist of what you should have on hand to be prepared for a blizzard.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Winter Weather: Frostbite
Information on frostbite - how to recognize the signs and what to do if you suspect frostbite.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Winter Weather: Hypothermia
Information on hypothermia - how to recognize the signs and what to do if it occurs.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Winter Weather: Protect Yourself and Others
Website of resources on preventive actions to take to stay safe and healthy during winter weather.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Winter Weather: Stay Safe and Healthy
Website with information on winter weather health threats, including hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide and power outages.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Winter Weather: Tips for Coping with Severe Winter Weather
Information on staying safe during severe winter weather.
South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service
Worker Safety In A Power Outage
Safety information for those working to correct power outages or for anyone who may have to deal with downed wires.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Animal Health Information Database (WAHID)
Interactive website allowing users to input criteria of country, region, disease, and time period and receive information on how to control that disease in that area.
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
World Animal Health Information Database Disease Outbreak Maps
Interactive website allowing user to input specific criteria such as disease, species, and time period and view outbreaks meeting those criteria.
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
World Animal Health Information System: Weekly Disease Information
List of all recent worldwide outbreaks of animal diseases, organized by week. Each entry is a link to the report of the outbreak.
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
www.Recalls.gov
Website of information on the process of food safety recalls, who is involved in them, and other information.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)