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Arkansas Emergency Preparedness Resources 

While we don't like to think about an emergency happening, it is still best to be prepared. Many emergencies and disasters are beyond your control and in Arkansas it is not uncommon to experience severe weather resulting in power outages. With our free resources you can take preventive steps to protect your family from harm and loss of property.

Flood Recovery Information

General Flood Information:

Ever wonder what you should do in case of a flood? What happens to your refrigerated food after a power outage? 

Quick food safety tips in the event of a power outage:

  • Keep an appliance thermometer to check temperature
  • Keep coolers on hand
  • Group food together in freezer
  • NEVER taste test food for safety!
  • When in doubt - throw it out! Toss food if safety is in question.
  • USDA Food Safety in a Power Outage INFOGRAPHIC

Canned food in the event of emergencies

Have you wondered what to buy to prepare for an emergency versus milk and bread? 

Food and Water in an Emergency

Power Outage Safety

Safe Generator Use

Emergency Preparedness Videos

Source Title
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Safe Food After Flooding YouTube | Emergency Preparedness | Health & Living | Arkansas Extension
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Food Safety with a Power OutageYouTube | Emergency Preparedness | Health & Living | Arkansas Extension


Arkansas Emergency Preparedness Publications

Source Title
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Keep Food & Water Safe During Power Outages and Floods
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Planning for Food After a Disaster 
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
/USDA/FEMA/SRDC
Helping Disadvantaged Populations Prepare for Disasters - Executive Summary

 

Links with Resources for Emergency Tips and Help

Source Title
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Preparing for and Coping with DisastersEmergency Preparedness Link | Health & Living | Arkansas ExtensionHealth & Living
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service BiosecurityBiosecurity | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas ExtensionFarm & Ranch
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Disaster RecoveryDisaster Recovery | Environment & Nature | Arkansas ExtensionEnvironment & Nature
Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)Link opens in a new window to FEMA site
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Emergency Preparedness & Response for all DisastersEmergency Preparedness & Response for all Disasters | CDC
National Biosecurity Resource Center Biosecurity Info for Animal Health EmergenciesBiosecurity Information for Animal Health Emergencies