MSU Extension Assists with Disaster Responses

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The tornado in Lowndes County and widespread flooding in north Mississippi have triggered a variety of helpful “boots on the ground” to provide needed care and guidance.

When communities need help coping with a disaster, the Mississippi State University Extension Service is available in all 82 counties.

Jane Parish, head of the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona, said Extension agents are making agricultural disaster assessments and assisting with the Lowndes County volunteer reception center.