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July 19, 2006

EDEN helps communities cope with disaster

Ah yes, it's the beginning of summer in the U.S. -- which means that, so far in 2006, sections of the Northeast have already experienced major flooding, the Midwest and South have coped with tornadoes, parched portions of the West and Southwest are struggling with another year of miniscule rainfall, and the Gulf Coast is casting a wary eye at what may be another active hurricane season.

In short, Mother Nature can be a real trip.

But USDA is assisting in a program designed to help reduce the impact of disasters at the community level. It's called "EDEN"--or "Extension Disaster Education Network."

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Posted by Natalie at July 19, 2006 08:24 AM