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By Ryan McGeeney U of A System Division of Agriculture
Feb. 20, 2018
(200 words)(Download this story in MS Word format here.)
LITTLE ROCK – With flooding expected across large parts of Arkansas this week, the
Cooperative Extension Service is ready with information to help prepare for and recovery
from natural disasters.
The National Weather Service offices in Little Rock, Memphis, Tennessee; Shreveport,
Louisiana; and Tulsa, Oklahoma, all issued flood watches and flash flood watches on
Tuesday. Arkansas can expect from four to six inches of rain through Friday, according
to the National Weather Service Little Rock office.
Information for dealing with natural disasters such as flooding, storm damage and
more can be found here: https://www.uaex.uada.edu/environment-nature/disaster/ .
The page includes:
The page also links to the Arkansas Drought Resource Center, which provides valuable
information on burn bans, water restrictions, livestock care, fisheries and more;
information on salvaging timber and assessing storm-damaged trees; managing the impacts
of flood and more.
Arkansas residents can also locate their local Cooperative Extension Service agent
through the online directory at https://www.uaex.uada.edu//counties/default.aspx.
The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media Contact: Ryan McGeeney U of A System Division of Agriculture email@example.com 501-671-2120