We have many resources to help before, during and after emergency situations. Whether the need is flood clean-up or financial considerations, Extension offers valuable research-based information to support communities preparing and recovering from disasters.
- Home Emergency Preparedness Handbook (B 1428) Communities across Georgia are subject to a number of potential disasters such as fires, flooding, severe storms, earthquakes, dam failures, tornados and hurricanes. While we all hope that such occurr…
- Mold, the Uninvited Guest Series: Removing Mold in Your Home (C 1047-2) If you suspect that mold has invaded your home, it is important to locate and eliminate the source of moisture, address the problems that provide the right conditions for mold growth and then clean it…
- Accident Extrication Procedures for Farm Families and Employees (C 860) This publication is designed to help people with average first-aid knowledge improve their ability to make decisions when they are the first person at the scene of a farm accident.
- Standby Electric Power Systems for Agriculture (B 1174) In agriculture, electricity is utilized to control the environment and maintain the life of livestock, poultry and plants, and to prevent food spoilage, avoid financial loss due to failures in harvest…
- Be Prepared, Georgia! - Food and water safety guide for severe storms and hurricanes from UGA Extension.
- Hurricane Preparation Suggestions for Dairies - Shelter preparation suggestions from UGA Extension for dairies unable to evacuate during a hurricane.
- Ten Survival Tactics When Facing a Hurricane With Your Horses - If horses and owners are hunkered down or caught by the storm in evacuation sites, consider these tactics from UGA Extension to help ensure a more positive outcome.
- Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast - Blog updates from UGA Extension climatologist.
- Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network - Weather monitoring website from UGA.
- Disaster Preparation and Recovery - Preparation tips and resources from UGA Family and Consumer Sciences and UGA Extension.
- Storm Damaged Homes - Resources from UGA Family and Consumer Sciences and UGA Extension to assist families and communities dealing with hurricane damage.
Additional Online Resources
- Are you prepared for a Disaster? - Steps to take to prepare for a disaster.
- A Consumer's Guide to Food Safety | Severe Storms and Hurricanes - A guide to food safety during an emergency from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service.
- Food Safety Before, During and After a Power Outage - Infographic from FoodSafety.gov.
- National Flood Insurance Program - The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. Participating communities agree to adopt and enforce ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding.
- East Coast Evacuation Livestock Transport and Housing - A list of several temporary housing options in multiple states for Hurricane Irma evacuees.
- Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency - GEMA/HS coordinates the state’s preparedness, response and recovery efforts to disasters by working with local, state and federal governments. Includes official information on State of Emergency areas declared by the governor.
- Georgia Department of Agriculture's Hurricane Response Center - Tips for preparing for a hurricane from the Georgia Department of Agriculture with a focus on livestock, food, pets and fuel.
- EPA Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters - Resource for homeowners and renters for dealing with mold after a disaster from the Environmental Protection Agency.
- EPA Flood Cleanup and the Air in your Home booklet - This EPA booklet tells you how to clean up after a flood and how to prevent indoor air problems.
- EPA Flood Cleanup and the Air in you Home poster - EPA poster showing how to clean up after a flood and how to prevent indoor air problems.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency - FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.
- Ready.gov - Official website and app of the Department of Homeland Security.
- Ready Georgia - Website and app from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.
- National Hurricane Center - Website from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- Extension Disaster Education Network - Research-based information from Cooperative Extension organizations around the country.
- Water Damage Restoration and Clean Up Checklist - Before making repairs to homes and businesses after flood waters recede, follow this checklist from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
- Resources for Storm Damage Preparedness and Recovery - Resourcesfrom ProForest for forest landowners and managers in the aftermath of hurricanes and other storms
Emergency Food UGA Extension recommends families keep at least a three-day emergency food supply on hand.
Emergency Preparedness UGA Extension helps Georgians prepare for emergencies and recover from disasters.
Flooded Wells Wells may be contaminated after Hurricane Irma flooding, but they can be cleared.
Fight Mold Clean up moisture quickly and dry out wet areas, UGA Extension housing expert says.
Downed Trees Study downed trees for clues on how to prevent future losses, UGA expert says.