University of Missouri Extension has resources to help you and your family prepare for and recover from disasters.

Available for expert comment: Frank Wideman, University of Missouri Extension community emergency management specialist, can answer reporters’ questions on disaster readiness, response and recovery at the household, community and state level. Contact Wideman at 573-547-4504 or [email protected].


Articles/news releases

Be prepared for spring floods:

Property loss from disasters may be tax deductible:

MU guide helps you build family disaster plan:

Use shock chlorination to disinfect contaminated wells:

Prepare emergency supplies for spring storm season:

Batten down the hatches; storm shelters make sense in disaster-prone Missouri:

Coping with Disaster feature articles:

Being prepared for spring storms is a necessity for Missouri residents:


Publications and videos

(To access publications, use the links below or go and search by publication number.)

EMW1001, Statewide Disaster Response/Recovery Contact List

EMW1011, Family Disaster Plan – A  template to guide families through the process of developing a comprehensive disaster plan.

EMW1012, Disaster Supplies Kit – A downloadable guide to gathering the supplies your family will need if a disaster strikes.

EMW1015, Sizing and Safety Tips for Standby Power Generators

EMW1016, Generator Safety Concerns Video

EMW1019, Tornado Season: Are You Ready?

EMW1021, Taking Shelter From the Storm: Safe Rooms Video

EMW1022, Financial Recovery and Risk Management

G1905, Is Your Family Prepared for an Earthquake?

MP904, Resources for Your Flooded Home 


Other links

MU Extension Community Emergency Management Program (CEMP):

Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) resources:

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