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Establishing a Disaster Communication Plan

… avoid answering questions that start with “what if.” This is why too few individuals have life insurance, wills or disaster plans. Having a disaster plan in place, will bring piece of mind and give people the best chance of staying saf…

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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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Safely Owning and Operating a Chain Saw

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Approximately 36,000 people are treated for chain saw injuries each year.

Chain saws are important tools to use in land management. Whether implementing habitat management or maintaining clear roads, chain saw…

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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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Alabama Extension Offers Drought Resources

…e effects of drought on specific areas. The reported information can assist in triggering drought response through USDA disaster relief and IRS tax provisions. These reports will also help state agencies make decisions regarding health and …

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Alabama Extension Offers Flood Resources for Food Crop Growers

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“Our new publication provides a comprehensive set of resources for food crop producers,” Woods said. “In a disaster situation, we know that our producers are overwhelmed with tasks that must be accomplished to get their busines…

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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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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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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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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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Crop Insurance Not a Guaranteed Payout for Farmers

…ations of 2018 are now an untapped opportunity for producers to increase averages on a record year because of a natural disaster.
Misconceptions and Moving Forward
Producers are focused on making damage assessments and reports as they pet…

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Caring for Livestock After A Storm

…ith agricultural organizations, regional Extension agents and other local livestock producers to lessen the impact of a disaster in their area and on their farm.

 

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