In the wake of disaster, Keith Tidball, Department of Natural Resources at Cornell, played a big role in making a difference for those affected by natural disasters in the New York area. Keith Tidball is a state coordinator for the New York Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN), which is a Cornell University based program designed to assist NY residents prepare for, survive, and recover from sorts of calamities. Better yet, the NY EDEN program is directly run through the Cornell Cooperative Extension, which utilizes information from Cornell, such as the “effects of post-storm salinization on farmland to the potential hazards of having untold gallons of milk wash into rivers from flooded Upstate dairies”. Furthermore, NY EDEN’s work helped with evacuation and recovery procedures in the aftermath of last year’s Hurricane Sandy. For more information on Tidball’s work and NY EDEN program, be sure to read this article here!