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Alabama Extension Launches Hurricane Recovery Website

AUBURN, Ala.— Alabama Extension has created a special website to help people recover from Hurricane Michael. The website, MichaelRecoveryInfo.com, is a source of information on recovery for families, communities, and those in the agricultural industry. There you will find information on disaster assistance, storm cleanup, chain saw safety, scams after a disaster, mold abatement, post-storm tree assessment and also much more. ... Read More »

Chainsaw Safety Critical Part of Storm Clean Up

AUBURN, Ala. – This week’s hurricane brought down many limbs and trees in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Cleaning up after the storm often brings out chainsaws from professionals, homeowners and landowners. Dr. Mathew Smidt, an Alabama Extension forestry specialist, encourages those who help with storm cleanup to stay safe. “Reread your chainsaw manual and wear the appropriate personal protective equipment,” ... Read More »

Caring for Livestock After Hurricane Michael

AUBURN, Ala. – Hurricane Michael brought winds speeds of up to 155 mph and major rainfall, causing flooding in many areas of the south. Now that recovery efforts are underway, producers must also care for their livestock. Severe weather can cause stress and problems for livestock. Feed and Water      First, producers need a plan to ensure their animals have a ... Read More »

Exercise Caution During Clean Up After Hurricane Michael

AUBURN, Ala.—In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, residents across the south are surveying the damage and starting to plan clean up efforts. 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 most common reasons for power outages after a ... Read More »

Emergency Preparation for Dogs

AUBURN, Ala.—Emergency preparation for families includes the family pet. When preparing for severe weather, dog owners need to take several steps to prepare their animals for the weather. The following are measures that can be taken to keep your dog safe and prepared in an emergency. Collars Make sure that your dog wears a properly fitting collar that includes current ... Read More »

Drying Out After a Flood

AUBURN, Ala. — Some Alabama counties received large amounts of rainfall over the past few days. Subtropical Storm Alberto is expected to bring large amounts of rainfall to South Alabama. Some areas are under an extreme, significant or elevated threat of flooding for this weekend and early next week. Flooding can cause major damage to buildings and homes. After severe ... Read More »

Avoid Problems from Winter Weather

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AUBURN, Ala.—As an Arctic cold front moves in from the west, Alabama Extension offers recommendations for how to prepare for possible snow, loss of electricity and other impacts from the storm. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for much of central Alabama. NWS said the potential for light to moderate snow exists through early Wednesday. ... Read More »

Be Safe After a Disaster

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AUBURN, Ala. – The calm after the storm is when homeowners head out to assess damages to homes and property.  When natural disasters strike, take care of yourself and your family first. There are serious problems to deal with before recovery begins. Illness or injury may result from contaminated water, debris-filled roadways, electrical and fire hazards and displaced wildlife. Follow ... Read More »

Safeguard Data and Technology in Severe Weather

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AUBURN, Ala.–When disasters strike, individuals and businesses all too often lose important computer files. You can replace equipment, but data may be lost forever. It is important to back up your data and store it someplace besides your home or business. This will reduce stress after a disaster and enable a quicker return to normalcy. Where to Back Up You can ... Read More »

Hurricane Evacuations: What You Need to Know

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AUBURN, Ala. – During hurricane season, there are times when people need to evacuate from an area for their safety. There are two types of evacuations that you may encounter, voluntary evacuations and mandatory/directed evacuations. It is important to know the differences between these evacuations and how to act during them. Voluntary Evacuation  A voluntary evacuation is a warning to ... Read More »