LITTLE ROCK – With flooding expected across large parts of Arkansas this week, the Cooperative Extension Service is ready with information to help prepare for and recovery from natural disasters.
The National Weather Service offices in Little Rock, Memphis, Tennessee; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Tulsa, Oklahoma, all issued flood watches and flash flood watches on Tuesday. Arkansas can expect from four to six inches of rain through Friday, according to the National Weather Service Little Rock office.
Information for dealing with natural disasters such as flooding, storm damage and more can be found here: https://www.uaex.edu/environment-nature/disaster/.
The page includes:
· Be Aware and Prepare: Flooding in Arkansas: https://www.uaex.edu/environment-nature/disaster/docs/BeAware_Flooding.pdf
· Managing financial resources after a disaster: https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/FSHEC-67.pdf
· Replacing valuable papers after a disaster: https://www.uaex.edu/health-living/personal-finance/Replacing%20Valuable%20Papers.pdf
· Planning for Food after a Disaster: https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/FSHED-81.pdf
The page also links to the Arkansas Drought Resource Center, which provides valuable information on burn bans, water restrictions, livestock care, fisheries and more; information on salvaging timber and assessing storm-damaged trees; managing the impacts of flood and more.
Arkansas residents can also locate their local Cooperative Extension Service agent through the online directory at https://www.uaex.edu//counties/default.aspx.
The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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