Flooding from Hurricane Irene in Highland, Ulster County, NY (2011).
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Flooding from Hurricane Irene in Highland, Ulster County, NY (2011).

Farm disaster preparedness training is offered through Cornell's NY EDEN program.

A car in Buffalo, NY crushed during a snow storm (2006)

A car in Buffalo, NY crushed during a snow storm (2006)

Find out whether flooded garden produce is safe to eat, here on our site.

Emergency Preparedness

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a valuable resource when it comes to questions about managing home, farm, business, and natural resource challenges. This is especially true when New Yorkers are faced with disaster. CCE provides evidence-based information and education about disaster readiness and response, including specialized expertise in agriculture and natural resources management.

Crockpot

Summer Energy Tips

Cooking with a crockpot in the summer uses less energy and keeps the house cooler. Find more summer energy saving tips here.

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Chainsaw Safety

Find resources to help you choose a chainsaw that's right for you, and guidelines for using it safely and effectively, here on our Chainsaw Safety page.

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Buying Firewood

It's a good idea to buy your wood at least one whole season ahead. Get tips on what to look for, how firewood is sold, and more useful information here.

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Animals & Disasters

Making a disaster plan and evacuation kit can help keep your pets safe in an emergency. Learn how you can be prepared, with resources here on our site.

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Pond weeds

Aquatic Weeds & Algae

Decisions about aquatic weeds have consequences for swimming, fishing, and environmental quality. We recommend a step-by-step approach to weed management.

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Zebra Mussels

Zebra mussels filter vast amounts of plankton, which decreases the food source of other species and subsequently causes a lack of clarity in the water. Learn the dangers of zebra mussels and how to prevent their spread, here.

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Last updated July 11, 2016