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Food Safety Before and After the Storm

AUBURN, Alabama. – As Alabamians gear up for Hurricane Michael’s impact, they need to be savvy about food safety when the power goes out and if in-house flooding occurs. When you Lose Power More than likely, many people will lose power in their homes sometime during the storm. The power may be out for several hours or for days, depending ... Read More »

Storm Preparation Includes Farm Disaster Plans

AUBURN, Ala.— Now Tropical Storm Harvey is dropping rain across parts of Alabama.  It’s important to remember that farms in flood-prone areas, or areas where flooding is anticipated, should have an emergency plan for evacuation in case of a disaster. Farm disaster plans include planning for safety of family members and farm workers, livestock and emergency response personnel to facilitate ... Read More »

Control Erosion after a Wildfire

AUBURN, Ala.—Alabama is home to beautiful forests and hundreds of woodland creatures. The extreme drought settled into the south has wreaked havoc on the forest homes of woodland creatures. Wildfires have run rampant in the state with 1,721 fires burning more than 20,000 acres since the first of October. Alabama’s Tennessee neighbors are currently fighting fires that have destroyed homes, ... Read More »

Extension launches new drought website

drought assistance

AUBURN, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System launched a new website this week to help farmers and producers combat drought conditions. Alabama is experiencing exceptionally dry conditions this year. Some parts of the state need as much as 15 inches of rain to break the drought. This new website includes several news articles and educational resources by Alabama Extension specialists. These resources ... Read More »