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Nearly 40 percent of Kansas’ 105 counties have been declared major disaster areas this year alone due to severe weather events this spring. But not all disasters come in the form of a major storm. When a home floods or is damaged by fire, it’s a disaster for the homeowner, renter or business owner. For that reason, some emergency responders say “all disasters are local” and that’s why K-State Research and Extension has developed a program to help people prepare for disasters. Extension family resource management specialist Elizabeth Kiss says Prepare Kansas, an online challenge focusing on simple weekly activities, makes it easier for individuals and families to become better prepared.

8/31/2015 7:00:00 PM

Helping Children Cope After a Disaster

Natural disasters come in a variety of forms and can forever alter the lives of those impacted. As communities and families rebuild, often times those around children do not know how to assist a child in the recovery process.
8/31/2015 8:00:00 AM


K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that each year there is a way to help Kansans prepare for weather emergencies.

8/23/2015 7:00:00 PM

Use the Calm before the (Next) Storm: ‘Prepare Kansas 2015’ Registration is Open

K-State Research and Extension has developed a way for Kansans and others to prepare. Prepare Kansas is an online challenge, now in its second year, which focuses on simple activities every week during September. A goal is to make it as easy as possible for individuals or families to complete each activity – and become better prepared.
8/5/2015 8:00:00 AM

University Park Celebrates 10 Years as a Recognized Firewise Community/USA

The lakeshore community of University Park, Kansas has been recognized for its standing as a Firewise Community/USA for the past 10 years.
7/22/2015 8:00:00 AM

Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural: Matt Deighton - Molly and the Tornado

When a disaster strikes, what do we need? First aid, emergency help, transportation, supplies, and more. Maybe we also need something to lift our spirits, in the way that only a good dog can do.  Today we’ll meet a remarkable Kansan whose dog’s role in disaster recovery has taken him into print, across the nation and beyond.
7/15/2015 8:00:00 AM

Weibert Honored as Animal Sciences and Industry Distinguished Alumnus

Warren WeibertWarren Weibert, a 1969 graduate of Kansas State, was honored on Nov. 15 as the recipient of the 2013 K-State Animal Sciences & Industry Distinguished Alumnus Award.
11/21/2013 8:00:00 AM