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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 »

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 »