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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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Be Mindful of Winter Weather

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Winter is upon us, which means so is the threat of winter storms. Alabama Extension offers recommendations for staying safe and preparing for possible snow and ice, power outages and other impacts from severe win…

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Protect Data and Devices Ahead of Storm

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – When disasters strike, individuals and businesses all too often lose important computer files. Jonathan Davis, director of information technology for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said equipment can be …

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Hurricane Dorian Moving Towards Florida

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Hurricane Dorian is pushing through the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Forecasters expect Dorian to make a mainland U.S. landfall somewhere along the Florida coast on Monday. While it is far too early to kn…

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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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Flood-Damaged Agricultural Buildings

…The referrals may be obtained by calling the FEMA Helpline (800-621-3362) or by visiting FEMA’s website (www.fema.gov/disasters). Select the state in which your disaster occurred.

Farm Loans
Farm loans are available to people who have…

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Clearing Debris from Land

…s generally not eligible because it is the responsibility of the individual property owner. If property owners move the disaster-related debris to a public right-of-way, the local government may be reimbursed for curbside pickup and disposa…

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Drying Out After a Flood


 

Preventing Illness
Diarrhea, upset stomach, colds, and other respiratory illnesses sometimes occur after a disaster, particularly among large groups of people in a shelter. Basic hygiene measures such as frequent hand washing o…

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Food and Water Safety When the Power Goes Out

After a disaster, there remains the overwhelming job of cleaning up. One of the biggest areas of concern is the safety of food and water.

Water After a Storm
After a major storm, assume that all water sources are contaminated until prov…

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