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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 »

Drying Out After a Flood

AUBURN, Ala. – Flooding can cause major damage to buildings and homes. After severe weather, homeowners begin the task of drying out after the floodwaters recede. Before entering any building, make sure it is structurally sound. The following are steps for drying out after a flood. Drying Out the House To begin, remove as much water as possible, using pumps, wet-dry vacuums, squeegees, ... Read More »

Field and Garden Flood Recovery

AUBURN, Ala.— Flooding causes destruction where ever it occurs. Often homes and businesses take the brunt of flood damage. Field and garden flood recovery are equally important in the aftermath of a natural disaster. If your backyard garden was in a flooded area, chances are it lost some nitrogen and will need refertilization. It is important to wait several days before ... Read More »

Moving Forward After the Storm

AUBURN, Ala.—Recent severe weather in northeast Alabama took lives and damaged property. For those beginning clean up and recovery efforts, Alabama Extension professionals have some tips to share. Dealing with Stress After a Storm Restoring homes and property after storm can be emotionally taxing and stressful. Be patient. This applies to family members and to workers helping with storm cleanup. Recovery takes time. ... Read More »

Be Safe After a Disaster

AUBURN, Ala. – While Alabama is dodging the fury of Hurricane Matthew, millions along the Atlantic coast from Florida to the Carolinas are in his path.  It is important for Alabama residents to remember the importance of being prepared for a hurricane or other severe weather. When natural disasters strike, take care of yourself and your family first. There are ... Read More »

Flooding Can Happen in a Flash

Auburn, Ala.— Hurricane season is here, and several storms are circulating in the Atlantic. One storm, 99-L, is one Alabamians and people along the Southeast Coast should watch closely over the next five days. Weather forecasters are predicting the storm to move across the Bahamas and Florida and possibly enter the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters say there is a 60 ... Read More »

Extension iBook Helps You Prepare for Storms and Clean-Up After They Pass

AUBURN, Alabama—Saturday, April 30 is National PrepareAthon Day. Individuals, families and communities are invited to participate in this grassroots effort for preparedness action. 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 ... Read More »

Hurricane Season: What Does It Mean For Us?

Natural disasters can come with or without warning. Hurricanes can luckily be forecasted with  accuracy, and people often have multiple days to prepare for a storm. Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30. With hurricane season now in full swing, it is always good to be prepared. This reminder comes at an important landmark, with the 10th anniversary ... 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 »