Disasters come in many forms and may happen when we least expect them, but you can be prepared. Spending a few hours in preparation for a disaster can make recovery easier and may even save lives - your own and those of loved ones - not to mention companion animals and possessions. Read more by visiting Alabama EDEN (Alabama Extension Disaster Education Network). Another excellent resource for emergency planning is Florida's Extension Disaster Handbook.
DisasterAssistance.gov provides citizens the ability to locate and apply for disaster relief. This is an easy to use website that consolidates disaster information in one place. Currently, 17 U.S. Government agencies, which sponsor more than 50 forms of disaster assistance, contribute to the website. You can apply for many forms of assistance with a single, online application. Your application information is shared only with those agencies that you identify and is protected by the highest levels of security. Ultimately, DisasterAssistance.gov will speed the application process and allow you to check the progress of your application online.
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About Henry County
Named for Patrick Henry, Henry County was formed Dec. 13, 1819. It is located near the southeastern corner of Alabama. It was dubbed the Mother County because it birthed all or portions of nine other counties in the state. Originally, Henry County encompassed all of what is known as the Wiregrass and was the largest county in Alabama upon statehood. It now encompasses 560 square miles. The county's population is 16,706 with 31.1 percent black and 67.8 percent white. Henry County is mostly rural. Abbeville is the county seat.
Henry County's major agricultural crop is peanuts, cotton, corn and forages for cattle grazing are also grown. Major industries in the county include education, textiles and agricultural processing. The Day Lily Festival and historic homes are tourist attractions in the county.
The average educational level attained by the majority of the Henry County population is high school. There are nine schools in the county--three elementary, three junior high and three high schools.
The Henry County Extension Office has three full-time employees, two part-time employees and numerous volunteers that help with Extension programs. Four-H and Youth Development is one of many active Extension programs in Henry County. Six hundred Eighty Six youth are involved in 4-H programs. Other major Extension programs include Poultry and Waste Management, Nutrition Education Program and Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program.