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MS - MSU Provides Aid to Coastal Regions Affected by Recent Hurricanes

Following the recent coastal impacts of Hurricanes Delta and Laura, Mississippi State University is reaching out to help affected families in numerous ways.

One of the most prominent disaster relief resources on campus is the MSU Extension Service.  

Extension's goal is to deliver research-driven information to educate Mississippians in all facets of agriculture, and it has been striving for this since 1914. The Extension website has a page dedicated to disaster response, which was compiled following the formation of Hurricane Zeta in October.

This online guide includes a detailed frequently asked question list covering topics such as repairs, pets, power, crops and flooding. Audio files are also available with information on food safety, finances, safety, family needs and more.

Extension also provides links to various relief agencies and organizations which can help those suffering from the after-effects of a hurricane, as well as multiple handbooks full of preparation and response information.

Gary Bachman, an Extension agent and research professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, said MSU Extension can aid hurricane victims in many different ways.

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