Flooding and the Aftermath

Lisa Pfeifer – OSU Ag Safety and Health Education Coordinator

Rain, rain, and more rain has been the common thread of our mid-summer month in Ohio. Rain, often desired by farmers in the weather forecast, can bring with it some less desirable aftermath when it all descends at once. The aftermath of impassable roadways, mud-laden pastures, flooded basements, washed up debris and rushing rivers can wreak havoc on farmstead operations. Below you will find a compilation of resources to help navigate the problems that can arise from the rapid rise of water. The resources provided by the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) can be helpful when trying to clean-up and recover from flooding. Remember to make safety your first priority!

Links to explore:

Floods, Disaster Fact Sheet, http://eden.lsu.edu/EDENCourses/FamilyPreparedness/Documents/Flood.docx

Agricultural Issues, http://eden.lsu.edu/Topics/Hazards/Floods/Recovery/Pages/Agriculture.aspx

Resources Collected, http://eden.lsu.edu/Topics/Hazards/Floods/Pages/ResourcesCollected.aspx

Recovering from a Flood, http://articles.extension.org/pages/33184/recover-from-a-flood

Advice for Saving Damaged Family Treasures, http://eden.lsu.edu/Topics/Hazards/Floods/Documents/Saving Family Treasures CO Flooding_0913.pdf

Mold, http://eden.lsu.edu/Topics/HumanHealth/Mold/Pages/default.aspx

Returning to a Farm after a Flood, http://articles.extension.org/pages/26794/returning-to-a-farm-after-a-flood

For more information about OSU Ag Safety, visit http://www.agsafety.osu.edu or contact Lisa Pfeifer, OSU Agricultural Safety & Health, at pfeifer.6@osu.edu or 614-292-9455.