Flooding from Hurricane Irene in Highland, Ulster County, NY (2011).
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Flooding from Hurricane Irene in Highland, Ulster County, NY (2011).

Farm disaster preparedness training is offered through Cornell's NY EDEN program.

A car in Buffalo, NY crushed during a snow storm (2006)

A car in Buffalo, NY crushed during a snow storm (2006)

Find out whether flooded garden produce is safe to eat, here on our site.

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.

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Water Quality

Find consumer information about drinking water, home water treatment, wells, septic systems, bottled water, and other water quality issues here.

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Equipment Damage

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.

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Animals & Disasters

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.

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Flooded Septic

These suggestions from the Environmental Protection Agency concern how to handle your septic system after a flood.

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Flood Recovery

Floods can be devastating to a family's home and the road to recovery can be long. Find out more about resources you can use here.

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Flooded Gardens & Crops

Is produce from your flooded garden still safe to eat? Find out more information on our site.

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Last updated February 13, 2017