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.

Current Situation in Alabama

April 2014

Now's a good time to get prepared for spring hazards. Among those are wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods. Check out these resources to learn more.





  • 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.



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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

September is Preparedness Month – Are You Ready?

Preparedness is a year-round process. However, September is when there is a media focus on building awareness of preparing for... 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

Extension System Helping Promote the Alabama Yellow Dot Program

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs/Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Division recently... more

Precipitation in the Forecast

The forecasters may not always be correct, but … their analysis of weather trends should always be... more

Situational Awareness Can Help You Stay Safe

Being alert to your surroundings at home, at work, and every … place... more

Potential Severe Weather Threat: Last-Minute Tips

​The calendar is still on January but it seems as though the … weather... 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.