Content tagged "community disaster preparedness"

Livestock Biosecurity

 Biosecurity refers to strategies and management practices that lessen biological risk. On a farm, attention to biosecurity is the most important measure...

"If in Doubt, Throw it Out" - What to do With Food and Medication After a Wildfire

Food Safety Wildfire Updated: December 08, 2015

Canned goods that are dented, bulging, or rusted or that have been charred or exposed to extreme heat should be discarded. Refrigerators and freezers may not...

Using Barriers to Control Erosion after a Wildfire

Wildfire Updated: December 01, 2015

Article Written by: Yvonne Barkley, University of Idaho Extension, Moscow, ID  Using barriers to control erosion after a wildfire is a common practice....

eWIN Articles on Wildfire Access and Escape Routes

Wildfire Updated: November 18, 2015


eWIN Articles on Before Fire Evacuation Preparedness

Wildfire Updated: November 18, 2015


Making Home Repairs After a Disaster

In addition to repairing the damage done to your home, now is a good time to think about any features you might need to add to make it more accessible and to...

Caregivers Should be Prepared for Wildfire

If you live in an area prone to wildfires and are a caregiver, you must have a preplanned escape route. In the event that your first route is blocked, you...

Disaster Preparedness for Child Care Facilities

Many disasters happen during the day when children are away from home in the care of others.   As child care providers in centers, homes and schools we have...

Get a Disaster Supplies Kit

You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. Households should be self-sufficient for at least three days (72 to 96 hours). This means having your...

Exploring Sea Grant's Coastal Community Resilience Toolkit

The U.S. shoreline is 95,471 miles long, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). But many more miles in coastal regions,...

Gender and Vulnerability in Emergency Contexts

"There are steps we can take to reduce risk in vulnerable populations in emergency situations and disasters." says Andrea Burniske. Listen and watch the ...

Disaster Preparedness: Evacuating and Sheltering

There are a number of important things you should do to prepare to shelter in place, especially if you plan to shelter in your home. One of the most...

Cooperative Extension Resources for Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Flu)

Trusted and reliable swine flu information

Community Evacuation Plans

Wildfire Updated: July 18, 2013

If you are interested in finding out if your community has an evacuation plan contact the local fire department, law enforcement agency, or emergency...

Evaluating Damage to Your Home After a Wildfire

Wildfire Updated: July 17, 2013

Evaluating damage to your home after a wildfire should be done at the first opportunity. Your insurance agent should be the first person you contact. The...

Evacuation Preparations for Your Livestock

Wildfire Updated: July 17, 2013

Prepare before the fire occurs by keeping the corrals and barns free of fuel (vegetation or hay) and have halters or facilities to load and remove the...

Safely Returning to Your Home After a Wildfire

Wildfire Updated: July 11, 2013

 Many homeowners wonder when it is safe to return to their homes after a wildfire. Once you are given the "all clear" to go home, what you should look for...

Predicting Mortality in Western Larch After a Wildfire

Wildfire Updated: June 28, 2012

Article Written by: Yvonne Barkley, University of Idaho Extension, Moscow, ID and David C. Powell, USDA Forest Service  Western larch, also called...

Predicting the Mortality of Conifers After a Wildfire

Wildfire Updated: June 28, 2012

Article Written by: Yvonne Barkley, University of Idaho Extension, Moscow, ID  Predicting the mortality of conifers after a wildfire is important for...

Firewise Landscaping

Wildfire Updated: May 23, 2012

Firewise LandscapingHome survival in wildfire prone areas depends on a combination of appropriate landscape design, adequate vegetation management in the...

Evacuation Preparations for Your Pets

Companion Animals Wildfire Updated: March 29, 2012

Article Written by: Glenn Nader, University of California Cooperative Extension, Yuba City, CA  Have pet carriers ready in case you need to evacuate. This...

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