University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Disaster Resources
(Not all areas that sustained damage are listed here.  Only those that have indicated need or reported damage)

Resources Building & Fencing Resources Safety
Disaster Resources
Organization Resource
10 Best Apps For Emergency Preparedness  
FEMA Don't Let the Storms Hurt You Again...Watch for Fraud
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Includes: Storm-Damaged Trees, Tornado Recovery Resources, Agriculture Disaster Assistance, Family Well-being, Financial Literacy, Community, Cleanup, and Food and Water Safety
  Tornado Recovery FAQs
Emergency Officials Issue Safety Messages Following Friday’s Severe Storms, Tornadoes
Kentucky Emergency Operations Center

Resource Coordinator 502-607-6604 (Sgt. Evans) or
Public Health Coordinator 502-607-6606

Commodity groups can provide resources and assistance by talking to the State Emergency Operations Center: offering resources directly to county emergency managers can be done by calling the County Emergency Operations Center in the county, or if they are not operational, calling the state EOC to offer resources to a specific county
Disposal of Storm Debris
Compiled by Roberta Dwyer and others, University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture Pasture Cleanup of Small Debris
Submitted by Jenny Kim's class, Westwood Youth Group
First 10 steps (plus 1) pulled from EDEN resources

1. Wear appropriate clothing--closed toe shoes, long pants, leather or work gloves, protective eyewear, dust masks. Use sunscreen if working out in the sun.

2. Make sure utilities are turned off or disconnected. Beware downed power lines. They may be live.

3. Make a record of damage and losses--take pictures.

4. As much as possible, prevent further damage and secure items from theft.

5. Contact your insurance agent or company representative.

6. Assemble cleaning supplies and equipment

7. Salvage valuable items first.

8. Discard items that cannot be salvaged.

9. Handle clothing with insulation fibers with caution

10. Follow approved generator connect requirements. Do not operate in a closed environment.

11. Keep detailed records of extra expenses and business activity during the recovery.

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Compiled by Connee Wheeler
Senior Extension Associate
Family and Consumer Sciences
University of Kentucky
Cooperative Extension Service
Representing  KY VOAD & EDEN 

Additional Tornado Resources

University of Missouri Extension Southwest Regional News Service

Insulation and Plastic from Tornados May Not Mix Well With Livestock  

Protection of Natural and Cultural Resources and Historic Properties

Helping children and adolescents in the wake of natural disasters that our editors compiled and posted on CYFERnet -

  Early Childhood – Emergencies and Disasters:

Teens: Disaster and Crisis -

Teens: Mental Health Issues -

Parent/Family: Catastrophic Events -

Parent/Family: Stress and Coping -

Help for Disaster Survivors Brochure

FCS Disaster Resources
See the FCS website located here:
Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Disaster Assistance Fund


The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) has established AVMF individual Reimbursement and Relief awards (grant programs) to assist veterinarians in the wake of a disaster. The Veterinary Practice Relief program and the Disaster Veterinary Animal Care Reimbursement program were created in 2005 in response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster to ensure veterinary care to the animal victims of a disaster.

Veterinarians affected directly by disaster can apply for up to $2,000 in assistance. Those who incur costs by offering veterinary medical services to the animal victims of disaster can apply for up to $5,000 in assistance.

Below are the direct links to additional information on these grants:

Anyone interested in donating to these programs can contribute at the AVMF website

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Guidelines for Handling and Disposal of Flood Damaged Grain and Other Crops: 

Managing Flood Damaged Forage and Pasture:

Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room For Your Home or Small Business

Building & Fencing Resources
Safety Issues
Portable Generator Hazards

Kerosene Heater Safety

Best post tornado resources:  Alabama Extension EDEN Web site at:

Temporary solution for leaking or damage pesticide containers:
Using rubber or other pesticide resistance gloves, place damaged container in a 5 gallon bucket and seal.  Mark container with
red X if possible for future reference.  Set aside until disposal is available.  More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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