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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 »

September 30 is National PrepareAthon Day

AUBURN, Ala. – Friday, Sept. 30, is National PrepareAthon Day. On this national day of action, everyone is encouraged to get involved with their communities by doing preparedness activities. The month of September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The goal of this month is to bring awareness to disaster education so that people can prepare for the types of emergencies that occur. ... Read More »

Emergency Handbook Available for Mobile Devices

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Alabama Extension and WSFA-TV Partner in Emergency Handbook AUBURN, Alabama—Every Alabama family needs to prepare for severe weather. In a single year, the gamut of extreme weather may range from tornadoes in the spring to violent thunderstorms and flash flooding in the summer to fall hurricanes and ice storms in the winter. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has a new ... Read More »

K.I.D.S. Gets Humvee to Aid in Disaster Education

In an ongoing effort to make homes safer, Alabama Extension has partnered with Troy University and the Pike County Emergency Management Agency to develop the Kids Instructed in Disaster Safety program. “We hope through this program we can reduce the impact of disasters by creating a more resilient community,” said Grant Lyons, Pike County Extension coordinator. The program was founded in early 2014, ... Read More »

Adverse Experiences among Children: What Affect?

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Children who experience major, potentially traumatic events in early childhood have an increased risk of poor social and academic outcomes in adolescence. The effects of these early adverse experiences are also connected with an increased risk of poor lifelong health. A new report from Child Trends shows that the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences varies dramatically across the states. Child ... Read More »