Yoder on State Food Supply Chain Group
Mike Yoder of NC State Extension and Allen Boyette of NC State Facilities have joined North Carolina’s frontline effort to address food production and distribution issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Videos Focus on Recovery in the Wake of a Flood
Cleaning up after a house floods can be a long, hard process. To help families deal with issues ranging from cleaning a kitchen to avoiding pest problems, educators with NC State University Extension have developed a series of educational YouTube videos called “After the Flood.”
After Hurricane Matthew: Disaster Info and Resources
NC State Extension has developed online factsheets to help people recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.
N.C. Cooperative Extension is ‘go-to’ agency for disaster information
N.C. Cooperative Extension has a long history of helping citizens prepare for and recover from natural disasters. And recently the organization was recognized as one of five go-to extension organizations when it comes to disaster preparation.
Lee County trains businesses to be disaster prepared
Lee County wants to make sure that local businesses are prepared for disasters that come their way. In January, 17 Lee Emergency Planning Committee members went through training in Sanford to offer the Ready Business program. Training was provided by N.C. Cooperative Extension and the Industrial Extension Service.
Extension offers disaster preparedness expertise
With Hurricane Sandy possibly sweeping North Carolina’s coast, news media looking for information on a variety of hurricane topics can turn to North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s disaster page at http://ncdisaster.com or they can directly contact Extension experts in the following areas. Information will also be available on Twitter @ncce_news.
Seek help with financial difficulties following Hurricane Irene
There are sources of assistance for families dealing with costly storm damage to their homes. Know where to look for help and know your rights should you find yourself faced with home foreclosure in the aftermath of the storm.
Produce grown in flooded gardens poses food safety risks
Produce grown in gardens that were submerged by floodwaters during or after Hurricane Irene can pose a health risk. A new food safety info sheet from North Carolina Extension explains the risks and what you can do to avoid getting sick.
Post-storm power losses and flooding can lead to unsafe food
Hurricane Irene left many people across North Carolina without power – and with questions about food safety. When the power goes out, food that’s supposed to be kept cool in the refrigerator or freezer can grow harmful bacteria. Because unsafe food may not appear to be or smell spoiled, North Carolina Cooperative Extension offers post-storm food safety guidelines.
Flood-damaged homes need special care to prevent and remove mold
Mold can cause health problems, so people who live in homes that were flooded during Hurricane Irene should act quickly and carefully to prevent or remove mold. North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides recommendations for helping homeowners faced with mold problems.