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After the Storm: Avoid Downed Trees, Power Lines

AUBURN, Ala.—Hurricane Irma continues its trek across the South. After the storm passes, 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 storm. Power companies do their best to clear branches from power lines, but in strong storms, it is not always ... Read More »

Flooding Can Happen in a Flash

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AUBURN, Ala.— Flash floods and floods are the leading cause of deaths associated with thunderstorms and hurricanes. Most flash flood fatalities occur at night, and most victims are people who become trapped in automobiles. Flash floods occur in mountain canyons, valleys, in normally dry washes and houses or towns built close to streams. However, they can occur when a large amount ... Read More »