Damaged crops after Hurricane Irene (2011).
Image by FEMA

Damaged crops after Hurricane Irene (2011).

Freshwater flooding from Hurricane Irene (2011) in Highland, Ulster County, New York.
Image by Julian Colton

Freshwater flooding from Hurricane Irene (2011) in Highland, Ulster County, New York.

Emergency Preparedness

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a valuable resource when it comes to questions about managing home, farm, business, and natural resource challenges. This is especially true when New Yorkers are faced with disaster. CCE provides evidence-based information and education about disaster readiness and response, including specialized expertise in agriculture and natural resources management.

General Disaster Information

Cornell University’s Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) pages include information on how to prepare for emergencies including natural disasters, power outages, fires, infectious diseases, radiation spills and more!

The American Red Cross website has information on how to make an "Emergency Survival Kit" and a "Disaster Preparedness Plan" for your family, as well as information on the special needs of children, persons with disabilities, and pets in an emergency.

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) provides this 2-page list of items to include in an "Emergency Supply Kit".

Last updated December 8, 2014