Being resilient when times are tough

Rebounding from adversity and dealing effectively with a difficult situation can pose a real challenge for families and individuals. Here are resources from UW-Extension’s Family Living Programs that describe the “keys to resilience” and offer ways to help people cope.

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Explaining drought to kids

Wondering how to explain to your kids what a drought is? Here’s some useful information from the National Drought Mitigation Center. http://drought.unl.edu/DroughtforKids.aspx

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American Red Cross tips for conserving water

The American Red Cross has suggestions for ways to conserve water inside the home and in your yard.   http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.86f46a12f382290517a8f210b80f78a0/?vgnextoid=852fa5f0f013b110VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default

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It’s Gonna Be a Hot One!!

Heat exposure kills more people each year than floods, tornadoes, lightning, and hurricanes combined. Heat-related illness can develop quickly and progress to deadly stages.

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Governor Walker Declares Drought Emergency

NBC Channel 15 Governor Scott Walker today declared a state of emergency in 42 Wisconsin counties due to drought or abnormally dry conditions, allowing expedited permits for farmers to temporarily use stream or lake water for irrigation. The declaration covers these counties: Adams, Brown, Buffalo, Calumet, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Fond Du Lac, Grant, […]

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