Alabama Extension Disaster Education Network

Be Prepared for Disaster

Disasters come in many forms and may happen when we least expect them. But you can be prepared. This site has many resources intended to help you prepare for disasters such as those listed above. 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.


 

Precipitation Types graphic showing rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow

Winter weather is coming to north Alabama this week. Learn what to do before, during, and after winter storms here.


Preparedness Resources

General

Hurricanes

Floods

  • ACES Floods (web page)
  • eXtension Floods (web page)
  • NWS Huntsville spring flood outlook for the Tennessee Valley of northern Alabama and southern middle Tennessee. Indications are average flood potential for this year.

Wildfires

Tornadoes


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Trees and Power Lines After the Storm

​The most common reason for storm power outages is tree failure onto power and communications lines. The utilities do their... more

Managing Snow and Ice in Greenhouses and High Tunnels

Excessive weight of snow and ice can cause damage or even destroy greenhouses and high tunnels. Ice and snow together... more

Standby Generators for Emergency Power

Standby generators are powered by tractors or engines and may be either portable  … ... more

Alabama Winter ... Baby it's Cold Outside (or Will be)

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service have declared November 16-21, 2014 to be Winter Weather Awareness... more

How Many Tornadoes?

​National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham says 54. That is, between February 20 and November 23, 2014 there were 54 confirmed tornadoes across Alabama.... more

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance and Information on Disaster Programs

​ USDA issued a press release September 2 encouraging livestock producers who suffered eligible disaster-related losses to enroll in the... more

How Hot is it?

Air conditioning is a welcome respite from the heat and humidity we experience in Alabama. Even so, it’s hard to... more

Alabamians Be Prepared: Hurricane Season Runs from June 1 through November 30

Hurricane season began June 1 and runs through November 30. … Although meteorologists are... more

Prepare Technology Before Hurricane Comes Knocking

Before hurricane season begins is the time to make sure your house or business is ready to weather any storm.... more

Dealing With Stress After the Storm

A natural disaster such as a hurricane, not only leaves a trail of property destruction in its wake, but also... more


 

Tornado Safety: ANR-0983
Be prepared for tornadoes


B.S.E./Mad Cow Disease Information

Got Questions about Mad Cow Disease?

For information, news, and contacts visit the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy page.


Foot and Mouth Disease

Foot-and-Mouth Disease

Foot-and-Mouth Disease is caused by a virus that infects two-toed farm and wild animals, such as cows, pigs, sheep, goats and deer. To find out more about the disease and how you can help stop its spread, click here.