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Disaster Resources

Current information on disaster resources for those responding to recent disasters in Central Illinois.

Five Steps to Landscape Revival Following a Tornado

Many landscape plant materials suffered devastating effects from last fall's Central Illinois tornadoes. Dealing with these problems requires a basic understanding of the type of damage that occurred, as well as the best management practices required to address the situation(s). To meet these needs, we have compiled a number of Extension educational resources for your use. Step...

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Food: What to Do When the Power Goes Out

This is the most common question coming into our Extension offices today. The following are excerpts from this informational website Refrigerated Food When the power goes out, check the time. It is important to know how long yo...

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Repair Storm Damaged Trees with Care

Tree damage is just part of the devastation that severe storms afflicted throughout Illinois. It is important to use proper pruning techniques to help restore these plants' beauty and health, as well as to protect the safety of the home area and workers. University of Illinois Extension Educator Rhonda Ferree suggests the following procedures. "Tree damage, unless it's a hazard or liabi...

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