Freshwater flooding from Hurricane Irene (2011) in Highland, Ulster County, New York. The former Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge (now Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park) is seen in the background, obscured by fog and overcast skies immediately following the storm.
Image by Julian Colton

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

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

A car is crushed by a tree limb on Potomac off Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, New York during the "Friday the 13" snow storm. October 14, 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.

6-quart crock pot with stew

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.

Read more

man using a chain saw, wearing protective pants.

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.

Read more

"Firewood Stacked Up to Dry Showing Annual Rings"

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.

Read more

New Orleans, LA 9/8/05 -- Residents who stayed behind with pets are leaving after police told them the pets can go with them. Many residents have been in New Orleans without electricity or tap water for ten days. New Orleans is being evacuated as a result of floods and damage caused by hurricane Katrina.

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.

Read more

pond and vegetation

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.

Read more

zebra mussel
Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas)

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.

Read more

Last updated July 11, 2016