If you see lightning, count the seconds until you hear thunder, then divide by five. This is the distance in miles the lightning is away. Any distance less than 10 miles puts you in danger.
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 minutes.
Extension has resources to help you and your family prepare for and recover from floods and other weather-related emergencies.
Floodwater often contains sewage or animal waste that could contaminate foods with harmful organisms.
Review our extensive collection of resources and links to help individuals, families and communities prepare for and recover from weather-related emergencies and other disasters.
If smoke alarms are over 10 years old, you should look at a replacement plan.
There is a great deal in the media concerning the Ebola outbreak. Some information may be good, but much is borderline misinformation or contributes to a sense of panic.
While security experts and law enforcement personnel are determined to make sure events like the Boston Marathon bombing never happen again.
Severe spring weather can bring power outages. If the electricity is out for more than two hours, it is important to know how to make sure the foods in your refrigerator and freezer are safe.
Missouri weather brings year-round chances for severe weather. Every family should have a plan and supplies, and every family member should know what to do. Get started on your family's plan today.
In an emergency, you won't have time to gather up important papers, like bank records, savings bonds and birth certificates. Use this guide to organize important records.
CEMP provides education and technical assistance to individual and families, local governments, businesses, schools and organizations in preparing and responding to natural and man-made disasters.