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Shawnee County

Shawnee County
K-State Research and Extension
1740 SW Western Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604


Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

785-232-0093 fax

Disasters and Power Outages

For more information on COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website.  

Be Ready for a Disaster

14-Day Shopping and Meal Planning Guide for sheltering at home. (pdf)  

Severe Weather

Disaster Kit Food Safety Infographic










Susan Fangman

FACS Agent
785-232-0062 ext. 103

Check out these resources to prepare for emergencies.

Prepare Kansas-Take Steps Ahead of Disaster (website)
Build a Food Kit (website)
Food and Water in an Emergency (pdf)

Do I keep food or throw it out after a fire, flood or power outage? 

Refrigerated Food and Power Outages: When to Save and When to Throw Out
Fires and Food Safety(website)
Human and Pet Food After a Flood (video)
FoodKeeper-Tool for food storage (website and link for app)

Cleaning Appliances and Kitchen Equipment after a Flood

Cleaning Dishes, Pots and Pans  - video
Cleaning Appliances, Plastic and Flatware - Video
Cleaning Refrigerators - Video