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?


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Seven Reasons to be Prepared for Disaster

Have you prepared yourself and your family for disasters, natural or otherwise … If... more

It's Never Too Late to Give

This is not a request for money … Rather, it's a reminder that we... more

Electric Air!

I love this time of year … There’s an electric quality to the air and... more

Emergencies are Inconvenient

Emergencies are never convenient; most often they seem to occur at the most inopportune times … ... more

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

Summer Thunderstorms: Lightning Safety

July 17 – The 2015 Barbasol Championship golf tournament is taking place on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National... 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 I do. It powers all sorts of appliances... more

Standby Generators for Emergency Power

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

Trees and Power Lines After the Storm

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


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


 


ACES Emergency Handbook

Preparation & Recovery Information


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, visit the LSU EDEN site on Foot-and-Mouth Disease.