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- Published: Monday, July 13, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Moderate drought for as little as five consecutive days can cause major damage in corn, according to University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. Unusually dry conditions, largely concentrated in southwestern Missouri ...
- Published: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
BUTLER, Mo. — Even if you think you’re getting used to the sweltering weather, you need to watch out for signs of heat-related illness. Forms of heat-related illness include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, says Tammy Roberts, ...
- Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Agriculture workers are 20 times more likely than other workers to die from heat.Heat deaths are 100 percent preventable with water, rest and shade, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen ...
- Published: Friday, July 22, 2016
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Current high heat puts the public at risk.Since 1980, heat waves in Missouri have killed more people than lightning, tornadoes, thunderstorms and floods combined, says University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan.Guinan ...
Publication date: Sept. 27, 2018
The heat of a Missouri summer not only can make for high utility bills, but also can be deadly. Here are some tips to help keep you comfortable, healthy and penny-wise.Help your air conditioner help youInstall window air conditioners snugly. Insulate ...
Publication date: Sept. 27, 2018
What should I put my family’s disaster supplies kit in? Disaster Supplies kits can be large or small depending on how many persons you have to gather supplies for in your household. Remember that for your home disaster supplies kit you ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2018
The extreme drought of 2018 in the Midwest region has forced livestock producers to be concerned with drought effects such as high levels of nitrates in forage and drought-damaged crops for silage and baleage. Many producers are now searching for ...
Publication date: Nov. 2, 2015
In recent years, there have been several well-documented cases of highly conditioned athletes dying unexpectedly while exercising in the heat. Understanding what causes the body to overheat can help you prevent a heat-related illness.What causes the ...
Publication date: March 1, 2012
You and your family can survive for several days without food, but only a short time without water. Disasters can often cause us to question the safety of our drinking water. With a little planning and preparation, you can be prepared by having a ...
Publication date: March 1, 2009
When the power goes out people need to be careful about how they try to stay warm. Gasoline-powered generators can help restore some power to homes, but if used incorrectly the generators can be deadly. Carbon monoxide can kill people in ...
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