2014 April Showers Bring May Recovery

StormThis year’s April showers in the Plains states and eastward were not the gentle kind I normally associate with the phrase “April showers bring May flowers.” Showers turned into deadly tornadoes, hail storms, and historic flash flooding.

As I write this, it’s a lovely spring day and many people are picking up the pieces of their lives. Extension professionals are helping, and EDEN delegates are an important link in that network of assistance. Highlighted below are some resources for the initial stages of recovery.

Tips for Early Recovery after a disaster were assembled in 2012. They’re still quite relevant!

Ag Damage Assessment and Economic Costs Estimation form was produced by Penn State Extension in 2011. It is “One simple form for every type of disaster, for all agriculture, and every state and region.”

EDEN has an extensive list of flood-related resources, including a compilation of flood-specific resources for agricultural issues from across the country and safety notes. eXtension also offers tips on flood recovery.

USDA has a list of its programs that assist individuals and small businesses.

What are your go-to resources for tornado and flood recovery?