2005 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook
Hurricane forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting another above-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic on the heels of last year's destructive and historic hurricane season.
2011 Annual Meeting: Something Old, Something New
The 2011 EDEN Annual Meeting came off without a hitch. More than 60 EDEN delegates from around the U.S. descended on Portland, OR on October 11th for an annual meeting with a number of new features.
2012-2013 Human Influenza Epidemic
The 2012-2013 Human Influenza - called a pandemic by some - is an epidemic. The predominant circulating strain of flu is H3N2 which is known for causing severe influenza.
2013 EDEN Annual Meeting
Registration is now open for the 2013 EDEN Annual Meeting to be held October 8-11, 2013, in Madison, Wisconsin.
Ag Damage Assessment and Economic Loss
Ag Damage Assessment Forms can help you quickly, easily, and accurately assess damage to all agricultural inventory and estimate economic loss for animals, crops, structures and facilities, stored materials, machinery and equipment.
Agrosecurity Call for Scholarly Papers - Update
EDEN received over a dozen letters of intent in response to its call for scholarly papers on cooperative extension's role in emerging, critical, or dynamic national agrosecurity priorities.
AI Talking Points and Q&A's
Due to recent news events that have brought avian influenza to much of the public's attention, here is a Web site with questions and answers...
Avian Influenza Resources from Penn State
You can get the latest information and recommendations on avian influenza by visiting a new Web site developed by Penn State Cooperative Extension and the College of Agricultural Sciences.
BioSecurity for Birds - 4-H Opportunity
FFA and 4-H have joined with APHIS on a public awareness and agricultural education campaign regarding avian influenza. CSREES is seeking 4-H volunteers to help educate the public about Avian Flu.
BSE Confirmed: Fourth Case Since 2003
Today's confirmation of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow is only the fourth case since 2003. The animal did not enter the food chain and BSE is not transmitted in milk.
Change of Threat Level to Transportation Sector
Following the arrests of several extremists plotting to destroy multiple passenger aircraft flying from the United Kingdom to the United States, the United States Government has heightened security on the aviation sector.
Clean-Up Guide for Flooded Homes
The National Center for Healthy Housing has published Creating a Healthy Home: A Field Guide for Clean-Up of Flooded Homes, for contractors and do-it-yourselfers.
NFIP Reforms Reversed in Part
President Obama signed HB 3370 into law on March 21, following passage by over 70% in both chambers earlier in the month. The bill (Grimm-Waters 2014) makes significant changes to provisions of the Biggert-Waters Reform Act of 2012.
Current Swine Flu Outbreak Creates Interest and Concern.
There have been a number of recently confirmed human cases of Swine Flu in Mexico and in the United States. This is a public health issue, You may be interested in following the situation, or you may be approached for more details.
Which of these severe weather events has the highest number of annual weather-related fatalities: Flood, Lightning, Tornado, Heat, Cold, Wind?
DHS Releases National Preparedness Guidelines
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Thursday, September 13 publication of two important tools to organize and synchronize national efforts to strengthen preparedness.
DisasterAssistance.gov is an easy-to-use Web site that consolidates disaster assistance information in one place.
EDEN Avian Influenza Issue Page
The EDEN Avian Influenza Issue page covers a great deal of information that is useful when talking to various audiences about this topic.
EDEN Institutions in the News
Two EDEN member institutions are recognized for their involvement in emergency preparedness and agrosecurity tranining.
EDEN in the News
In September alone, EDEN has been noted in several online news articles. With the recent adverse weather, most of the articles focus on flood issues.
EDEN Member Institution Holds Workshop on Food Protection
The University of Arkansas is hosting a Food Protection Workshop May 19 - 20, 2009. It is intended for entrepreneurs, small businesses and younger management employees of larger companies who want to know more about food defense.
EDEN Participates in NLE 2011
EDEN is participating in National Level Exercise 2011, May 16-20. EDEN web and eXtension disaster page managers, our USDA-NIFA liaison, and delegates in eight states are involved. This is an EXERCISE.
EDEN Visits NPDN
Steve Cain and Virginia Morgan attend 2nd National Plant Diagnostic Network meeting.
EDEN Welcomes Third Partner
In October 2012, the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) welcomed the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) as its newest partner.
Electronic Hay Listing
Michigan State University Extension maintains an electronic list of hay sellers that may be useful for those in regions that are are experiencing a greater than normal need for hay this winter.
Fact Sheet for Disaster Survivors
The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) has developed a two page handout for survivors of disasters and their families entitled: Reactions to Major Disasters: A Fact Sheet for Survivors and Their Families.
Family Financial Recovery - Webinar
June 7: A national webinar hosted by the eXtenison Financial Security for All: Community of Practice intended for Extension professionals from across the nation.
Family Preparedness Training Webinars Sept. 15 & 20
The EDEN Family & Consumer Sciences Program Area Work Group will host training on the Family Preparedness course resources at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, Sept. 15, and 3 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, Sept. 20.
FEMA launches "FEMA for Kids"
The "FEMA for Kids" website provides information for kids to learn about disasters, how they will feel, how they can be prepared, and how they can reduce the impact of natural disasters.
FOOD RECALL: Peanut Butter Products
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is maintaining a current list of peanut butter products recalled by Peanut Corporation of America since January 2009.
Foot and Mouth Disease Resurfaces in UK
On September 12, British authorities confirmed a new outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease on a farm in the county of Surrey. The farm is not far from the site of an August outbreak of the disease.
Foreign Animal & Emerging Diseases
The Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness will host a week-long training course on Foreign Animal and Emerging Diseases (FAED) August 3-7, 2009.
H1N1 - National Call of EDEN Delegates
EDEN delegates were invited to participate in a conference call to address the H1N1 influenza outbreak. On Friday, May 1, 20 delegates representing 16 states and USDA/CSREES discussed the current status of H1N1 in their state.
H5N2 Detected in West Virginia
On Saturday, March 31, 2007, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories confirmed that test results for samples collected the day before from turkeys at a farm in West Virginia are indicative of exposure to an H5N2 avian influenza virus.
H7N9 Webinar May 2, 2013
The number of human cases of H7N9 continues to climb as does the death toll. Several US states have issued alerts for clinics and hospitals.
On the EDEN drought page there are links to hay hotlines
Hazards Center taking Aps for Quick Response Grants
The Natural Hazards Center is accepting proposals for the 2010 Quick Response Grant Program until November 15, 2009. The program provides funds for researchers to quickly travel to disaster-affected areas to capture perishable data.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 Well-Established
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 is entrenched in some areas of the world and will continue to spread, even with improved reporting and control measures according to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
Hurricane Aid for Agricultural Producers
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns on January 26 announced $2.8 billion in aid to assist victims of the 2005 hurricane season. $1.2 billion through various programs and $1.6 billion will restore homes and rural communities.
Hurricane Katrina: Extension Helping Extension
If you are seeking resources for outside help, if you have resources you feel would be helpful, or if you have an expertise that could be utilized in the recovery phase of this hurricane, submit information.
Influenza Roundup - from CIDRAP
The government has issued recommendations on priorities for fall vaccination against the novel H1N1 flu strain. In addition, the risks of novel H1N1 flu in pregnant women have come to light. Links to information on influenza have been organized by CIDRAP.
Interpol Official Warns of Bioterror Threat
Interpol's top official, on March 20, 2007, said that evidence collected from terrorists suggests that international law enforcement agencies should be ready to respond to chemical and biological attacks.
June 2008 Floods
A number of states are dealing with a tremendous amount of flood-related issues. The EDEN Floods & Flooding Issue page and the eXtension Flood pages have helpful information for all phases of a flood.
June 2010 Tornados
Tornadoes and thunderstorms ripped through several Midwestern states over the weekend of June 6th.
LaHouse offers Gulf Coast Construction Seminars
The Louisiana House Resource Center (LaHouse) is bringing Joe Lstiburek to LSU December 15, 2005 to offer two hurricane recovery-related seminars. Each seminar program will include a guided tour of LaHouse.
EDEN posts information on the London Bombings that will address issues for U.S. citizens.
Long-Term Recovery Manual
With massive summer storms, many communities will have long roads to recovery. The National VOAD’s Long-Term Recovery Manual is an excellent source. It provides a road map for local, long-term recovery efforts.
LSU announces ODP - Approved Agrosecurity Course
LSU will deliver ODP's Preparedness and Response to Agricultural Terrorism course nationwide. For these sponsored sessions, NCBRT will provide course instructors and the equipment needed for the course at no cost to the jurisdiction requesting training.
National Preparedness Month 2009
EDEN is, once again, taking part in the National Preparedness Campaign. This September marks the sixth annual campaign led by the Department of Homeland Security.
New Winter Survival Kit Phone App
A new smartphone app from the NDSU Extension Service will help motorists stuck in winter weather. The Winter Survival Kit app can be as critical as a physical winter survival kit if you find yourself stranded. The app is free for Android and iOS.
NOAA Climate Service Webinar Series
Climate Service Webinar for NGOs and non profit organizations is today, March 25. Webinars for select audiences are planned from March 25 to April 13.
A lot of new information continues to surface regarding the current H1N1 outbreak.
Pandemic Preparedness for Businesses
This EDEN course helps businesses examine the potential impact of a pandemic on their business and develop a disaster plan for a potential pandemic.
New information on how the deadly piglet virus is being spread
PERI Releases Citizen Corps Volunteer Liability Guide
The Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) has developed, with FEMA funding, the Citizen Corps Volunteer Liability Guide to provide an overview of liability issues and to suggest some approaches to addressing liability.
Pistachio Recall Due to Salmonella
The pistachio recall, which began in March, was triggered when an industrial customer, Kraft Foods, had detected Salmonella in its product.
Plant Biosecurity Management Course, 2006 Edition
This course was designed for Extension professionals who understand the urgency of plant protection and will have the opportunity to teach plant biosecurity management to those involved in the U.S. agricultural sector
RESOURCES for Hurricane Katrina
Are you looking for particular resources to help in the recovery process of Hurricane Katrina? Visit EDEN's Resources from Land Grant Universities and Federal Agencies continually growing Web page.
Response Notes Utility Added
EDEN has implemented a Web feature that allows delegates to capture and share their disaster situations, needs and activities.
Severe Weather Information Available
Tom Priddy, EDEN POC for the University of Kentucky, has made available nationwide severe weather Web pages. Priddy has made it possible for you to easily access real time severe weather information for your state.
Smith-Lever Special Needs Funding
Requests for application are now available for CSREES' Special Needs Program. Those eligible to apply are 1862 Land Grant Institutions.
Traffic Control in Ag Emergencies
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 525, Vol. 13: A Guide to Traffic Control of Rural Roads in an Agricultural Emergency explores recommended practices and procedures during agricultural emergencies.
TRAINING: Rebuilding Lives After Katrina and Rita
A distance education training is being offered via Centra Symposium web conferencing, featuring specialists working to help the hurricane victims rebuild their lives. This training is being made available via CYFERnet.
Update: DEG in Toothpaste from China
MS USA Trading, Inc has recalled all lots of 5 oz tubes of Colgate because it has the potential to be contaminated with diethylene glycol (DEG).
West Nile Virus -- December Cases and Incidence Rate
CDC has received reports of 5,387 cases of WNV disease in people, including 243 deaths. About half the cases were classified as neuroinvasive disease (e.g., meningitis or encephalitis); 48 states have reported infection in birds, people and/or mosquitoes.
West Nile Virus - New EDEN Issues Page
It describes the public health and animal health issues surrounding the West Nile Virus and includes specific information on mosquito control and the use of insect repellents.