Arkansas Emergency Preparedness Resources
Ever wonder what you should do in case of a flood? What happens to your refrigerated food after a power outage?
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.
Quick food safety tips in the event of a power outage:
- Keep an appliance thermomter 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?
Emergency Preparedness Videos
|University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service||Safe Food After Flooding|
|University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service||Food Safety with a Power Outage|
Arkansas Emergency Preparedness Publications
|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||Disaster Preparedness Handbook|
|University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
|Helping Disadvantaged Populations Prepare for Disasters - Executive Summary|
Links with Resources for Emergency Tips and Help
|University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service||Preparing for and Coping with DisastersHealth & Living|
|University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service||BiosecurityFarm & Ranch|
|University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service||Disaster RecoveryEnvironment & Nature|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency||Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||Emergency Preparedness & Response for all Disasters|
|National Biosecurity Resource Center||Biosecurity Info for Animal Health Emergencies|