Sometimes, life in the heartland is not for the faint of heart. At least that's the way it seems when homes and communities experience tornadoes, flooding, drought and other disasters like Kansas communities can.
For every disaster that makes the news, there are many more fires, storms and others that we don't hear about. They can be just as devastating to an individual, a family or a neighborhood and recovering from them all is difficult.
K-State Research and Extension has resources and programs to help you become prepared ahead of whatever disaster might strike, because it is not a matter of "if," it's a matter of "when."
Take the Prepare Kansas challenge. An online preparedness challenge offered each year during September – National Preparedness Month. Visit the Prepare Kansas blog to learn more.
- Disasters: Children's Responses & Helping Them Recover
- Red Cross Survival Kit
- Disaster Supplies Kit
- Get Financially Prepared: Take Steps Ahead of Disaster
- Family Disaster Plan (Download the file to your computer before filling in the plan to protect your personal information)
- Sizing and Safety Tips for Standby Power Generators
- Storm Shelter and Safe Rooms