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Assessing and Managing Storm-Damaged Timber

…to mitigate their losses.

Assessing Damage and Prioritizing Harvest

The best way to determine the extent of storm damage to a forest is by walking or riding the boundaries of the property and throughout individual stands, if it …

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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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Beware of Building and Recovery Scams After Storms

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Minutes stretch to hours as storm victims and volunteers work through the rubble and the mess to recover family heirlooms, items of clothing and other belongings. In these same hours, scam artists are devising reco…

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Damage to Hay

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Document all losses of hay as soon as it is safe to do so.
Take photos of bales or the place where…

Physical Damage to Fences and Grazing Lands

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Removal of debris, repair of land, and repair of fences may be covered by the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP).
Th…

Flood-Damaged Agricultural Buildings

… damage to the building, it probably will be less expensive to tear it down and start again with a new building.
While storm damage to structures is obvious in many cases, that which is not immediately noticeable also could weaken the buil…

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Caring for Trees: Post-Storm Assessment

… the most common problem blocking roads and foot traffic, and it is likely to have damaged property.
 
High-Risk Storm Damage
First, assess the risk a storm-damaged tree poses to people or property should it fail in any way. Buildin…

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Flood and Water Damage

With planning, you can prevent some damage to interior contents and reduce the loss of important items. Some changes include moving items up and out of harm’s way; allowing materials to drain and dry faster; and making repairs easier to d…

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Caring for Livestock After A Storm

AUBURN, Ala. – Severe weather can cause stress and problems for livestock, as well as producers. In a moment’s notice, storms can rip through a facility, causing damage and possible animal injuries or deaths. Producers must have a plan …

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Milling Dimensions: Characteristics of Portable Sawmill Owners and Operators

…. Subsequent thinnings that remove larger diameter trees are more likely the source of lumber used by sawmill owners. Storm damage, removal of yard trees, and insect damage also produce timber for portable sawmill owners, as all these t…

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Returning Home

When faced with the destruction of your home following a storm, you may wonder how to start putting the pieces back together. With so much to do, it is hard to prioritize.
Care for yourself and your family first. Make sure your tetanus sho…

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Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

…fee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Russell.

“Houston County alone suffered more than $100 million in storm damage to agriculture and agribusinesses,” said Lemme. “Geneva County was battered for an almost $39 million l…

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Prescribed Fire: Weather

When planning a prescribed fire, you have many things to consider. Fuel type, fuel load, and topography are usually static and straightforward to assess. Weather, however, is always changing and can take practice and thought to eval…

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