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.


September is National Preparedness Month - Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.

National Preparedness Month (NPM) provides themes for each week and promotional resources for digital engagement.


Preparing for Hurricanes & Other Disasters

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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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 Livestock Forage... 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

Alabama Extension: Storm Recovery Resources

Alabamians are cleaning up after violent storms raked the state just days after the anniversary of the deadly April... more

Spring Hazards

Springtime brings certain weather-related occurrences. Among them are wildfires, tornadoes, and floods.  … You... more

Damage caused to peach trees during the freeze on March 26, 2014

The purpose of the video is to show how to evaluate the freeze damage done to peaches.  I thought it would... more

Spring Weather Can Be Severe

This year, the calendar indicates that spring will arrive with the vernal equinox on March 20. When I think of... more

Battery, Don't Fail Me Now!

The story begins with fire, three-legged races, and football. … It was a... 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.