Taking the time to prepare for potential disasters can pay off in terms of reduced stress and faster recovery. The MSU Extension Service works to educate Mississippians about practical steps to take before natural and manmade disasters to protect themselves, their loved ones, their businesses, and their personal property. Publications, workshops, news articles, and videos are all designed to provide Mississippians with the information they need to stay safe.
- Ready.gov: Prepare. Plan. Stay informed.
- FEMA: Plan, Prepare & Mitigate
- ARC: Prepare
- MEMA: Be prepared
- NC State: Disaster Handbook
- Humane Society: Disaster Plans for Pets
Related Audio File
- Hurricane Preparedness for Cattle Producers (Farm and Family Radio Show, May 19, 2011 - MP3 audio file)
Instructors interested in helping young people, families and communities prepare for disasters can take part in a two-day training event in December at Mississippi State University.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The leader of a Mississippi-based, national initiative to help families and communities prepare for disasters has earned an additional certification from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Ryan Akers, an associate Extension professor in the Mississippi State University School of Human Sciences, just graduated from an in-depth course provided by FEMA. The curriculum addressed advanced concepts in disaster management, agency organization, community response and emergency professions.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- June kicks off hurricane season, but every community in Mississippi is vulnerable to a variety of disasters throughout the calendar year.
Representatives of the Mississippi State University Extension Service have been on the front lines of preparedness and recovery efforts since the organization’s earliest days.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Less than a week after Mississippi State University hosted multihazard emergency training for colleges and universities, the state’s land-grant school experienced a real-life crisis with someone posing a potential threat.
At 10:15 Thursday morning, MSU issued a “Maroon Alert” to warn students, staff and faculty to shelter in place because of a campus threat. By 10:30 a.m., the suspect was in custody.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Boxes of supplies can provide important lifelines when storms and other disasters threaten to uproot a household.
It has been 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina occurred, but the disaster still affects the lives of many individuals today. Christian Stephenson, an agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service in Hancock County, said he was not on the coast when Katrina struck, but he still remembers the aftermath of the event.