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.
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".
Find consumer information about drinking water, home water treatment, wells, septic systems, bottled water, and other water quality issues here.
Electrical equipment exposed to water can be very dangerous if re-energized without proper reconditioning or replacement. This 8-page booklet from NEMA provides guidelines for what you should do.
Making a disaster plan and evacuation kit can help keep your pets safe in an emergency. Learn how you can be prepared, with resources here on our site.
Last updated May 11, 2020