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Livestock Safety and Care After Storms

beef cattle in field before storms

AUBURN, Ala. – Severe weather can cause stress and problems for livestock, as well as producers. In a moment’s notice, storms can rip through a facility, causing damage and possible animal injuries or deaths. Producers must have a plan to ensure the safety and care of their livestock after a storm. Feed and Water      First, producers need a plan to ... Read More »

After the Storm: Exercise Caution During Clean Up

AUBURN, Ala.—Residents in north and central Alabama are surveying the damage left by a wave of strong storms that spawned tornadoes and pummeled the area with very large hail. Henry Dorough, who leads Alabama Extension‘s severe weather response efforts, said   residents should heed safety warnings when they venture out to assess damages. Fallen trees and downed power lines are the ... Read More »

Preparation for Power Outages

AUBURN, Ala. – With Tropical Storm Nate approaching, Alabama residents should prepare for power outages. The exact path Irma will take is unclear, but there is potential for strong winds and heavy rains in Alabama. There are several guidelines to ready homeowners for outages. Following these guidelines will make power outages more bearable for families during time without power. Homeowners ... Read More »