PULLMAN – WSU Extension has a variety of information available to help those caught in flooding and power outages recover from the situation.
Information on rescuing and caring for surviving livestock, links to disaster recovery websites, food safety information during flood conditions, and the potential for spontaneous combustion of damp hay can be found ONLINE @http://cahnrsnews.wsu.edu/flood
Recorded 60-second public service announcements on food-safety topics, including tips for preparing and dealing with power outages, are available for download at the following website. These are free and available to the public as well as for radio station use. ONLINE @http://cahnrsnews.wsu.edu/foodsafety
Additional information specific to each county, especially for agricultural producers, is available by contacting local WSU county extension offices. Contact information and locations for county extension offices throughout the state can be found ONLINE @ http://ext.wsu.edu/locations
(Flood photos courtesy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Bellingham Air Branch)