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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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Sunflowers Provide Color to Landscapes

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Sunflowers are highly valued economically, but they seem to be overlooked when choosing plants for landscapes. Few plants can boast better color, yet they are not often seen in flowerbeds like many other plants. Sunflowers make excellent temporary hedges and screens and provide a showy backdrop for flowerbeds, while dwarf cultivars ... The post Sunflowers Provide Color... ...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.