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Salvaging Furniture

…he container. Hold parts together with rope tourniquets or suitable clamps. To prevent damage from ropes or clamps, pad contact areas with cloth protection.


Damp Furniture
Furniture that has been submerged in floodwaters often…

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Cleaning Dishes and Utensils

…ng and Sterilizing Dishes and Cooking Utensils

Before using any dishes, pots, pans, or cooking utensils that were in contact with floodwater, wash and sterilize them.

Any piece of equipment that can be taken apart should be cleane…

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Flooding and Fire Ants

…females, and queen ants.
As the floodwaters recede, these floating fire ant colonies will get on anything they come in contact with. They are attracted to anything that might give them shelter until a mound can be reestablished in the soil…

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Reentering a Flooded Home

…do not enter if the home is flooded. Do not touch any electrical devices, especially if you are standing in water or in contact with the earth.

Combustible or Explosive Gases
When flooding is severe, gas lines are often broken i…

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Food and Water Safety When the Power Goes Out

…aste. Being prepared is the key to keeping food safe during a flood. Here are ways to prevent floodwater from coming in contact with food.

Raise refrigerators and freezers by placing cement blocks under their corners.
Move food fr…

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Safety After a Disaster

…cal and fire hazards. Never touch any building, car, or other structure that has a fallen power line touching it. Avoid contact with overhead power lines during cleanup and other activities. Do not burn candles near flammable items or leave…

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Returning Home

…ur roof has been exposed and the house is still standing, cover the roof to prevent water damage that may occur later.
Contact your insurance agent or company representative. Document when you called and who you spoke with.
Assemble clean…

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Disaster Assistance for Homeowners and Renters

You may still be eligible for assistance if you have insurance, but the first thing you need to do is contact your insurance agent to file a claim. If any of the following situations occur after you have filed a claim, FEM…

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Small-Scale Specialty Vegetable Production in the Southeast

…role in sustainable agriculture.
IPM resources:
Check out Alabama Vegetable IPM for various training modules and then contact the authors for a site-specific IPM plan incorporating the discussed tactics. contact the authors or an appropri…

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Beef Basics Online Course

…e, he or she receives a certificate of completion.

For more information about “Beef Basics”, visit www. or contact Dr. Kim Mullenix by email at

Enroll in the “Beef Basics” course here….

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Advancing Bullying Awareness: Parenting Strategies for Addressing Cyberbullying

…here the message was posted or shared. Almost all sites have rules designed to prevent harassment. You usually can find contact information on a site’s home page. There is often an option to flag/tag a message, post, or photo as inappropr…

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Starting a Food Processing Business: Good Manufacturing Practices

…e services.

Sanitary Operations. All buildings and equipment must be maintained in a clean, sanitary condition. Food contact equipment must be sanitized regularly. Cleaning and sanitizing chemicals must be handled carefully to prevent co…

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Junior Master Gardener

… affiliated state partner universities.

Visit the National Junior Master Gardener website for curriculum resources. Contact your local Extension office for more information.




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4-H Yoga

…ose. Studies suggest that yoga can improve children’s attention, relationships, self-esteem, and listening skills.

Contact your local Extension office for more information.

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Uneven-aged Management of Longleaf Pine: An Often Overlooked Option for Landowners

…Natural regeneration of longleaf at the time was also generally unsuccessful. To germinate, longleaf seeds benefit from contact with bare soil, but fire suppression allows hardwood and other pine species, such as loblolly, to invade the rem…

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