Farm Flood Workshop Proceedings
Read these workshop proceedings for information on the health and safety implications of flooding on farms, including:
Implications for Agricultural Safety and Health
- Water Quality
- Grain Hazards and Respiratory Health
- Indoor Air Quality
- Mental Health
Colorado State University President Tony Frank shared the following message on Monday, September 16:
We begin a new week at Colorado State University fully aware that Colorado remains in a state of emergency, as many of our friends and neighbors today are still stranded, evacuated, or struggling with the loss of their homes, communities, and loved ones. Over the weekend, several students have contacted me wondering how they could help – and how we as a campus community can help – given the monumental scope of this disaster.
The greatest need at the moment is funding to address the immediate needs of flood victims. There are a number of ways you can donate, and any gift – no matter how small – will help.
- CSUCares is a fund supported by members of the CSU community specifically to aid CSU students, faculty, staff, and retirees who are impacted by natural disasters. We anticipate a significant need for this support in the coming weeks. Gifts to CSUCares can be made at https://advancing.colostate.edu/CSUCARES. To apply for assistance through CSUCares, visit https://advancing.colostate.edu/CSUCARES/APPLY.
- A fund has been set up through our local Community Funded organization to support Northern Colorado flood relief efforts and victim assistance. You can contribute at:
- We also encourage members of the university community to support the American Red Cross to help people across Colorado and other western states where flash flooding has forced thousands from their homes. You can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800- RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
- Timberline Church in Fort Collins has served as an evacuation center throughout the weekend and still has a need for volunteers and donations to help those in need. You can sign up at http://www.timberlinechurch.org/
- The University continues to provide whatever assistance we can to emergency personnel as they conduct their rescue and evacuation efforts. Our CSU Extension team has been assisting at the evacuation center over the weekend to provide information, and a list of flood- related resources is online at http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/drought/flood.html. You also can follow the latest flood news and information about safe travel routes at www.safety.colostate.edu. For the latest flooding updates from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office go to www.larimersheriff.org/press-releases.
In addition, HICAHS staff have assembled the following list of local resources.
Larimer and Weld County Resources
NIOSH/CDC/Communicable Disease Resources