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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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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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Heavy Rainfall Brings Flooding to Parts of Alabama

… prepared by being alert and having a plan,” said Henry Dorough, the Alabama Extension representative for the Extension Disaster Education Network. “If you live in a flood-prone area, it’s best to evacuate during the voluntary phase so you …

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