NDSU Extension Contacts for Flood Preparedness & Recovery
With flood issues at different stages in different parts of North Dakota, NDSU Extension and other NDSU faculty and staff can provide you with a variety of how-to information regarding flood preparedness and recovery. You’re welcome to use these resources in your publications, in your broadcasts, online and in other ways giving credit to NDSU Extension.
NDSU Extension county office contacts:
Here is a list of NDSU contacts who are available for interviews to discuss flood issues.
If you need assistance on a topic not listed, contact Becky Koch at 701-231-7875,; Ellen Crawford at 701-231-5391, ; or Kelli Anderson at 701-231-6136, .
General Flooding Issues
Flood expert on a variety of topics, such as preparing for flooding (rural and urban), sandbag filling, dike building and cleaning up after a flood – Ken Hellevang- agricultural engineer, 701-231-7243,
Livestock indemnity, insurance and related issues because of flooding – Bryon Parman – ag finance specialist, 701-231-8248,
- Gerald Stokka – veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist based in Fargo, 701-231-5082,
- John Dhuyvetter – livestock systems specialist based at North Central Research Extension Center, Minot – 701-857-7682,
- Janna Block – livestock systems specialist based at Hettinger REC – 701-567-4323,
- Karl Hoppe – livestock systems specialist based at Carrington REC – 701-652-2951,
- Lisa Pederson – livestock specialist based at Central Grasslands REC, Streeter – 701-424-3606,
Safe pesticide storage – Andrew Thostenson – pesticide program specialist, 701-231-8050,
Stress and Family Finances
Ways to avoid stress during a flood and talking with children about flooding – Sean Brotherson – family science specialist, 701-231-6143,
Carrie Johnson – personal and family finance specialist, 701-231-8593,
Food issues when losing electricity and other possible food safety problems – Julie Garden-Robinson – food and nutrition specialist, 701-231-7187,
Weather and Climate
Daryl Ritchison – N.D. Agricultural Weather Network director, 701-231-8209,
Adnan Akyuz – state climatologist – 701-231-6577,
Videos for Cable Access Channels, Websites, Etc.
Building a Sandbag Dike at
Sandbag Safety Tips at
Planning Ahead: Sump Pump Tips at
Electric Backup Sump Pumps for Houses at
Back-up Sump Pump Battery Selection, Installation and Maintenance at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGJPuGuRyL8
Planning Ahead: Plugging Household Drains video at
Planning Ahead: Portable Generator Safety at
Preparing to Evacuate Your Home when Flooding is Imminent – series of five short videos — https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnn8HanJ32l4tM28DSHufIkMyn4i8UKnW
Flooded House Clean-up – five short narrated PowerPoints — https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnn8HanJ32l53AJQkba8_JOiWhiP2ta0N
Flooded Home – six short videos — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUv8hnd_1g0&list=PLnn8HanJ32l420HQnjLq2IvlGsA4l33bV
Flood-Damaged Home – series of eight short videos — https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB476F4179F931EBB