Dealing with Disasters

Dealing with Drought

The resources on this page continue to offer drought related information to those that need it. The USDA has established a website called Disaster and Drought Assistance that is update d on a regular basis. Also see the national Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) Disaster Preparedness Fact Sheets on drought.

For those who experience heavy rains and flooding, Dealing with Flooding, has resources to prepare for a flood situation, recover and clean up from flood water damage, and follow current conditions. The national Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) provides additional resources for county extension offices on the Floods and Flooding webpage.

Frequently Asked Drought Questions

  • Crops
  • Livestock
  • Dealing with Stress
  • Home & Yard
  • Financial Concerns
  • Businesses
  • 2012



Resources for crop-related issues during a drought are listed below. Subscribe to Integrated Crop Management News to receive notification of articles as published. The USDA website Disaster and Drought Assistance is updated on a regular basis; it includes the map of USDA Drought Disaster Declared Counties.



Livestock Concerns

These Iowa State University-based organizations also offer resources to the Iowa livestock industry.


Dealing with Stress

Everyone is susceptible to the stress caused by natural disasters. The following resources provide information to help you deal with stress.


Home & Yard


Financial Concerns






Web Archive

Watch recorded and archived drought webinars. 

Swine Drought Response, 8/29/12

Drought Issues – Current and Future, 8/21/12

Find responses to questions asked during the Webinar.

Crops and Livestock Options During Drought, 7/25/12

Find responses to questions asked during the Webinar.

Horticulture Needs during Drought, 7/20/12