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Emergency Handbook: Preparation and Recovery

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Southern states can experience some of the most violent weather extremes on earth. A typical year may include hurricanes, lightening, tornadoes, flash flooding, ice and snow. Alabama Extension and WSFA-TV, Montgomery, AL prepared this resource to help families, business and communities prepare for storms and clean up after they pass.

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In Alabama, Fall Brings More Aggressive Wasps and Hornets

AUBURN, Ala. – Fall is the peak season for yellow jackets and hornets in Alabama. Many people encounter and experience painful stings from these wasps during outdoor activities. Yellow jackets are black-and-yellow social wasps. Hornets and yellow jackets are the most common wasp groups, says Dr. Xing Ping Hu, an entomologist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension ... The post In Alabama, Fall... ...more

eastern coral snake

Most Venomous Snake

The eastern coral snake tops the chart as the most venomous snake in Alabama. Because the coral snake has several nonvenomous look-a-likes, correctly identifying this snake is crucial. Learn about the coral snake and the best way to identify it.