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Helping Children Cope with Stress, Grief After a Disaster

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Disasters are stressful for every person affected. Feelings of anxiety and grief are especially prevalent in children following a natural disaster, like a tornado.

Dr. Katrina Akande, a Human Development and Fam…

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An Emergency Handbook: Preparation and Recovery

BE PROACTIVE
The best way to protect your home and family is by preparing ahead of time.
MITIGATE
• Keep your home in good repair.
• Remove hazards from your yard.
• Buy appropriate insurance.
• Learn about Firewise Communitie…

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Maintaining Water Safety and Quality after a Flood

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Heavy rainfall in North Alabama has resulted in flooding and evacuations in the Tennessee Valley area. Flooded campgrounds along Weiss Lake displaced septic holding tanks and propane tanks.

Danny Miller, Extensi…

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Prepare Now for Potential Flooding

Heavy rains in north and central Alabama have caused flooding across parts of the state. While north Alabama is most acutely affected, rivers and creeks in central Alabama will continue to rise as well. Expect rivers farther south to rise a…

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Nutrition Guidelines for Livestock During Flooding

Dr. Kim Mullenix, an Alabama Extension animal science specialist, offers the following nutrition guidelines for livestock during flooding.

Energy requirements of animals during a flood event is increased due to an increase in their mai…

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Flood Recovery Resources

These resources connect to the needs of families and farms impacted by flooding.  The information is built on the research-based knowledge from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Extension Disaster Education Network, the Federal…

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Flooded Wells: Shock Chlorination

Take steps to ensure that your well water is safe after a flood. One method of disinfection is shock chlorination.

Upon Return to Your Home
After a flood, it is strongly recommended that a licensed water well driller…

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Winter Storms

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single communi…

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Food Storage Charts

Safe Food Handling
Take some simple precautions when preparing food for storage. Always work with well-scrubbed hands and be sure all utensils, cutting boards, etc., are absolutely clean. Then keep food either hot (above 140°F) or cold (b…

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Flooded Farm Vehicles and Equipment

Tips on Cleaning and Reconditioning
Check your insurance requirements first before operating or attempting to clean vehicles, equipment, or tractors. File appropriate claims.Then clean tractors, trucks, and farm equipment. Delay makes dirt…

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