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Update — FEMA will provide disaster assistance to local governments and nonprofits in 82 counties and the City of St. Louis that are recovering from flooding and storms. More information is available at http://umurl.us/5.
Record flooding along the Missouri River may be winding down, but the Mississippi River remains high and communities throughout the state are bracing for the possibility of more flooding. The University of Missouri System and MU Extension are working on the front lines during and after flooding to assist recovery efforts.
Find resources here to help you tackle all the challenges that flooding entails, including:
- Agricultural flood recovery
- Food safety
- Loss and trauma
- Tree damage
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Tips on getting rid of flood debris
- Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – When floodwaters recede, farmers have to deal with the debris left behind, says Kent Shannon, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agricultural engineering. You can burn plant materials such as cornstalks and tree ...
Flooding in the vegetable garden
- Published: Monday, June 17, 2019
If floodwaters have covered your garden, consider the produce unsafe for humans or animals to eat. If floodwaters have contacted the edible portion of a crop, it is illegal to sell. If they have been touched by floodwaters, discard leafy vegetables, ...
Keep your food safe during a power outage
- Published: Thursday, June 13, 2019
When the electricity goes off, one important thing to know is how to save as much food as possible. The first key, according to Tammy Roberts, a University of Missouri Extension nutrition specialist, is to keep the doors of the refrigerator and ...
Farmers can go online for flood-related resources from MU Extension
- Published: Thursday, June 6, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers dealing with flooding in Missouri can find reliable, up-to-date information on many flood-related topics from University of Missouri Extension at extension.missouri.edu.“Our specialists in MU Extension have assembled ...
Corn and Soybean Replant Decisions
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
Deciding whether to replant a sparse stand is one of the more difficult decisions a corn or soybean grower will face. The difficulty of this decision stems from the difficulty of predicting how the effectiveness of replanting will be affected by the ...
Resources for Your Flooded Home
Publication date: May 1, 2017
Cleaning up after a flood takes special care. Families returning to their flooded homes should exercise caution before and during the cleanup process. To help you get your life and home back to normal, download this PDF.ContentsSteps toward ...
Flood Effects on Grain Crops
Publication date: March 5, 2009
The primary damage to plants (other than lodging) from flooding or ponding is oxygen deprivation. The oxygen content of water is much lower than air — even air within the soil. Water in soil (water-logging) or above the soil surface (flooding) ...
Generator Safety Concerns Video
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 ...