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.


 

2014 U.S. Billion Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

Are you ready for 2015?

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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Humid + Muggy = Humugity

Every time I've stepped outdoors the last few days, I imagined that I stepped into a room in which someone was pouring water on... more

Do One Thing to Prepare for Disaster

America's PrepareAthon!℠ was launched in 2013 as a national, grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience through... more

What's Your Plan if the Power is Out?

I don’t know about you, but I depend on electricity … for nearly everything... more

Standby Generators for Emergency Power

​ Standby generators are powered by tractors or engines and may be either portable or stationary. Engine-driven units available may... more

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

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


 

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.