Penn State offers community flood recovery information, advice

September 21, 2004

University Park, Pa. -- As floodwaters caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ivan recede, many Pennsylvanians are seeking advice to aid them in flood recovery.

Whether concerned about food safety and preparation after a flood, restoring water supplies and septic systems, cleanup and repair of structures and household items, pest control, or storm-related insurance and tax issues, Penn State Cooperative Extension can offer timely information that may make coping with the natural disaster a little easier.

"The recent flooding was almost unprecedented because virtually the entire state was affected," said David Filson, statewide emergency response coordinator for Penn State Cooperative Extension. "With offices in every county, established ties to county and state emergency management agencies and locally based extension educators ready to assist, we're well positioned to help residents get the information they need during this stressful time."

To receive flood-related fact sheets and publications, residents can contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension office in their county (look under "County Government" in the phone book or visit the Web at for a list of county phone numbers and addresses).

Many resources also can be found on the Web at (click on "Flood Resources"). Information is available that draws upon the expertise of Penn State, as well as that of government agencies and other land-grant universities.

Last Updated March 19, 2009