DisastersDisasters can come in many forms, and preparation for possible events and planning for post-event recovery is important.
Floods, thunderstorms and lightning, tornadoes, winter storms, landslides, fires and wildfires, hazardous material spills, heat or cold waves, and terrorism are the most well-known possibilities. Disasters can also affect adults and children in many ways other than physical damage—the memories of a disaster can last a lifetime.
Tornado SafetyTornadoes are rare in West Virginia, but families should learn how to stay safe in the event one occurs. Learn the warning signs and how to stay safe during a tornado...
Winter Emergency SafetyFrom snow storms to power outages, let WVU Extension’s safety professionals and resource materials guide you through the winter season.
The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)The Extension Disaster Education Network is a collaborative multi-state effort by Extension Services across the country to improve the delivery of services to citizens affected by disasters.
This site serves primarily Extension agents and educators by providing access to resources on disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. The site includes a password-protected “Intranet” section, where internal working documents are shared among the delegates.Learn more about the Cooperative Extension System...
The mission of the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) is to share education resources to reduce the impact of natural and man-made disasters:
This mission is carried out through:
- Interdisciplinary and multi-state research and education programs addressing disaster mitigation, preparation, response and recovery;
- Linkages with federal state and local agencies and organizations;
- Anticipation of future disaster education needs and actions;
- Timely and prompt communications and delivery of information that meets audience needs;
- Credible and reliable information