The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided funding for a series of tree cleanup and chainsaw safety courses aimed at training hundreds of first responders and others how to properly deal with downed trees and safely manage their chainsaw use. The courses are being offered throughout South Carolina by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the University of Georgia.
For the second time in less than a month, South Carolina officials have issued a temporary waiver of certain requirements for farm animals being evacuated due to a hurricane.
As Clemson University officials monitored and prepared campus for potential impact from Hurricane Florence earlier this month, QuiAnne’ Holmes couldn’t help but think of home. Holmes — a graduate assistant in the Division of Student Affairs — was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, one of the cities directly in Florence’s path. Her mother, […]
Flood waters left behind by Hurricane Florence can have a devastating impact on homes and landscapes, but a Clemson environmental horticulturist says there is hope.
Homes that were without electricity to keep freezers and refrigerators running due to Hurricane Florence may have food that's unsafe to eat. Clemson food safety expert Adair Hoover has a few tips to help people know what to keep and what to discard.
The storm will pass. Then comes the work of assessing the deluge of damage. A single damage assessment form for farmers — available online now — will help gather information that state and federal officials can use to speed relief.
With flooding possible in the path of Hurricane Florence, Clemson Extension is advising South Carolina residents who rely on drinking well water to take action to better prepare their wells, even as they are making plans to evacuate.
State Veterinarian Boyd Parr has suspended some of the requirements for the interstate transport of animals to accommodate evacuations ahead of Hurricane Florence.
As South Carolina braces for Hurricane Florence’s potential landfall, Clemson Cooperative Extension agents are offering reminders and resources for maintaining and preparing stormwater ponds in the event that severe weather strikes.
CLEMSON — With Hurricane Florence threatening the Carolinas, agricultural producers and others need to be sure they have all important documents safeguarded. This includes having updated inventories of all possessions — business and personal — in the event insurance claims are filed once the storm passes. “An inventory will prove the value of any possessions that […]
To help South Carolina animal owners plan for potential hurricanes, Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health has compiled an emergency preparedness page with links to resources and information on helping all kinds of pets and livestock weather the storm.
Clemson University marine scientists and students are leading efforts to solicit help for the hurricane-impacted Florida Keys and Caribbean.
In a nondescript industrial steel building not far from Clemson University's main campus, civil engineers fire two-by-four lumber out of an air cannon and test model buildings in a 50-mph wind tunnel to study the damaging effects of high-speed winds, like those created by tornadoes and by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health, the state agency that oversees animal health issues, has suspended some of the requirements for the interstate movement of animals to accommodate evacuations ahead of Hurricane Irma.
In the rush to be close to nature or create economic growth, how structural changes impact the coastal environment is often lost.