PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Extension program has a variety of information available to help those caught in the current flooding and potential power outages recover from the situation.
Information on rescuing and caring for surviving livestock, links to a variety of disaster recovery Web sites, food safety information during flood conditions, and information on the potential for spontaneous combustion of damp hay after the floodwaters have subsided can be found at:
Additional links to general educational resources on disaster preparedness and recovery can be found through the Extension Disaster Education Network by visiting:
Recorded 60 second PSAs on food safety topics including tips for preparing and dealing with power outages are available for download at the following Web site and scrolling down. These are free and available to the public as well as for radio station use:
Additional information specific to each county, especially for agricultural producers, is available by contacting local WSU county extension offices. Contact information and locations for county extension offices throughout the state can be found at:
Be Prepared for Heavy Weather
With more heavy precipitation on the way, the potential for flooding in many areas of the Pacific Northwest is uncomfortably high. Be prepared – and know what to do in the wake of a flood – with this handy compendium of information from WSU Extension.
Food Safety in the Wake of a Flood
Public service announcements about food safety in the wake of a flood are available for download here. These PSAs, produced by WSU Extension, are free and available to the public as well as radio station.
EDEN Site Online
The Extension Disaster Education Network site is now online. Visit it here.