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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.
National Weather Service and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency have proclaimed November 16-21 2014 Winter Weather Awareness Week in Alabama.
Preparing for Hurricanes & Other Disasters
- Gulf of Mexico Alliance
- Alabama Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards (2.7 MB download)
- 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.
- eXtension Wildfire Information Network (eWIN web page)
- FEMA How to Prepare for a Wildfire (PDF)
- Alabama Forestry Commission has publications, including 50 Ways to Protect Your Woodland Home from Wildfire, on protecting your home and property from fire.
Got Questions about Mad Cow Disease?
For information, news, and contacts visit the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy page.
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.