Disasters impact communities across California but UCANR has resources to help, from drought resources for farmers, to building community fire resilience, to helping families know what foods they can eat after a power outage. We help communities understand, prepare for, survive through, and recover from diverse disasters.
Because University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Cooperative Extension (UC ANR) are present in local communities across the state, personnel find themselves responding to local disasters in a variety of new ways. This site is designed to help extension professionals and communities find information relevant to their region, and to disasters they may be experiencing.
Disasters Happen originated as a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) funded project to help UC ANR staff and academics better prepare for and respond to disasters in California communities.For more details download our Journal of Extension Article or our one-page project description. You can also download the survey that we developed for the original project.