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.
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.
This 6 page PDF covers how to safely operate an emergency generator.
These suggestions from the Environmental Protection Agency concern how to handle your septic system after a flood.
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.
Is produce from your flooded garden still safe to eat? Find out more information on our site.
Last updated March 1, 2015