Prohibit smoking in or around the barn.
Avoid parking tractors and vehicles in or near the barn.
Store other machinery and flammable materials outside the barn.
Inspect electrical systems regularly and immediately correct any problems.
Minimize electric wire eating rodents like squirrels, mice, and rats.
Keep appliances to a minimum in the barn.
Be sure hay is dry before storing it.
Identify alternate water and power sources.
Secure or remove anything that could become blowing debris.
Label hazardous materials and place them all in the same safe area.
Remove old buried trash—a potential source of hazardous materials during flooding that may leach into crops, feed supplies, water sources and pasture.