Spring 2019. A season likely to be remembered for precipitation, flooding and the constant possibility of severe weather. K-State Research and Extension has curated a group of natural disaster preparedness and response resources from K-State researchers, specialists and extension agents as well as from our colleagues from around the region, including specific tips for dealing with flooding. Access them here.
Are you financially prepared ahead of a disaster? Regular saving can pay off in so many ways, especially in case of a disaster or emergency. Setting aside a little bit each month through savings is a great way to start. Not sure how to begin? Focus on small steps and making progress every day.
Here are some ideas:
Save $1, $2, $5, or $10 a day, plus pocket change, in a can or jar. Deposit it monthly into a savings account targeted for emergencies.
Buy one less soda, coffee, latte, doughnut, snack food, lottery ticket, newspaper, etc.and deposit the money you would have spent in your change can or jar.
Join a work-related savings program (e.g., 401(k), credit union) and save part of each day’s pay.
You never know when a disaster will happen. Prepare for disasters now for peace of mind later!
Food Safey – Disasters and Power Outages
Salvaging and handling food after power outages, floods and other disasters may raise questions and present challenges. Refer to these resources to help recover food from a disaster.