Bertie County’s Cooperative Extension staff raised $7,320 for that county’s tornado relief fund through a drawing for a donated John Deere riding lawnmower.
Given recent diagnoses of mosquito-borne diseases in a child and a horse in North Carolina – coupled with possible heavy rains from Hurricane Irene –an N.C. Cooperative Extension specialist advises people to take precautions when outdoors.
In the wake of Hurricane Irene, news media looking for information on a variety of hurricane topics can turn to North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s disaster page at ncdisaster.com or they can directly contact key Extension experts.
We see the best in people in the aftermath of a disaster in offers of aid to those who have suffered losses. But we also see the worst in people in attempts to take advantage of the victims of disaster.
Hurricane Earl provides a reminder that N.C. Cooperative Extension has resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. For everything from how to care for fish in a power outage to how to prepare simple meals without power, visit Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Information Center. On the national level, the Extension Disaster Education [...]