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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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Safety After a Disaster

When natural disasters strike, you must take care of yourself and your family first. There are serious problems to deal with before recovery begins. Illness or injury may result from contaminated water, debris-filled roadways, electrical an…

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Disaster Assistance for Homeowners and Renters

Following a federally qualified disaster, counties may be designated eligible for disaster assistance to households and businesses. The following information will help you understand what assistance is available, what information you need t…

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Disaster Planning for Persons with Special Needs

The Southeast is no stranger to drought, hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters that leave a path of death and destruction. That’s why it’s important to prepare, particularly for persons that have special needs. Anyone with special …

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Market Facilitation Program Registration Now Open

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Tariffs, issues with trading partners and natural disasters have lowered income for United States farmers and ranchers. On July 25, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced details surrounding the $16…

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Beat the Heat, Practice Heat Safety

…me—home, work, and school—and prepare for the possibility of power outages.
Check the contents of your emergency disaster kit in case a power outage occurs.
Know those in your neighborhood who are young, elderly, sick or overweigh…

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Food Safety for Southern U.S. Food Crop Producers After Flooding

…ts had power restored. The Department of Homeland Security has general information on preparing for storms, including a disaster preparedness kit. Here are some additional recommendations for farms:

Test chain saws ahead of the storm, …

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Selecting and Managing a Dairy Goat/Sheep Herd

… to develop a feeding regimen that specifically meets
the needs of your operation. This will prevent serious metabolic disasters and promote the most efficient milk production. Improving nutrition prior to breeding is also a method to impr…

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Alabama Prospective Planting Numbers Released

AUBURN, Ala.—A year of tumultuous weather and natural disasters, 2018 brought challenges where expectations were high for good yields and market pricing. In Alabama alone, producers experienced hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding on top of…

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Managing Stress: Guide for Understanding Stressful Situations

… considered major life stressors. These events can make you feel helpless or afraid and may include surviving a natural disaster, such as a flood or tornado, experiencing the death of a family member, taking care of a sick family member, b…

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An Emergency Handbook: Preparation and Recovery

…o Evacuate Your Farm
Recovery
People and Pets
Dealing With Stress After A Storm

Caring For Pets

Safety After a Disaster

Disaster Assistance for Homeowners and Renters
Home and Business
Returning Home

Food and Water Safety W…

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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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Flood Recovery Resources

… The information is built on the research-based knowledge from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Extension Disaster Education Network, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other land-grant institutions.
 Online Resourc…

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Drought Sales of Livestock

…as eligible for assistance by the federal government.

The livestock do not have to be raised or sold in the declared disaster area. They do have to be sold because of the weather-related condition that caused an area to be declared eligi…

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Engaging Citizens through Environmental Education

… and green space development (urban, faith, and community gardens)
Urban forestry and ecological processes
Safety disaster preparedness
Reuse, reduce, and recycle efforts

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