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Apr 29, 2020

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. 

Sarah Kirby pointing to drywall behind exposed wooden studs in a flooded home.

Dec 7, 2016

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.” 

Flooded agricultural fields after Hurricane Matthew

Oct 31, 2016

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. 

Oct 14, 2013

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. 

Feb 11, 2013

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. 

Oct 26, 2012

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 or they can directly contact Extension experts in the following areas. Information will also be available on Twitter @ncce_news. 

Aug 30, 2011

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. 

Aug 30, 2011

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. 

Aug 30, 2011

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. 

Aug 30, 2011

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.