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Alabama County Weather and Climate Synopsis

Alabama weather and climate synopsis by county. Provides watches, warnings and special weather statements. Provided by Kentucky.

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Culture and Poverty: First Steps in Preparing Rural Poor for Disaster Resiliency

The presentation offers several recommendations for future research and community engagement. These can lead to more culturally appropriate and locally tailored disaster preparedness messages, ultimately leading to more disaster resilient communities in our rural counties.

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Emergency Handbook

The Emergency Handbook is a resource to help families, business and communities prepare for storms and clean up after they pass. Developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the resource is available as a free download from iBooks and online.

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Alabama EDEN

Website provides access to Alabama Cooperative Extension System resources for helping the people of Alabama prepare for and recover from disasters.

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Tornado Safety - Alabama

Covers tornado watches and warnings, NOAA weather radios, safe and unsafe locations during tornados, disaster plans, emergency supplies and reinforcing homes. 8 pages.

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After the Storm: Home Repairs and Replacement

This is a simple PowerPoint presentation that can be adapted by any state and used to help audiences understand basic insurance and contracting issues that arise when a homeowner begins the process of repairing or rebuilding a damaged home. Describes how to avoid scams and select a contractor.

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Food and Water Safety When the Power Goes Out

fact sheet on food safety during long term storms

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101 + Ways to Save Food Money

This publication provides over 101 tips and advice on planning your purchases, choosing bargains, keeping food safe, and preparing food at home, as well as tricks to watch out for, such as promotions for items you wouldn’t normally buy. 4 pages

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Restoring Our Hurricane-Ravaged Urban Tree Canopy

Best management practices for successful landscape tree establishment in the urban environment depend on the design, site analysis, tree species selection, and proper planting and maintenance.

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Flood Recovery: Home

Can help homeowners decide what to salvage and what to replace. Provides advice on decontaminating items that have been in floodwaters, making temporary repairs and watching for hazards.

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Flood Recovery: Garden and Farm

Discusses ways to revive your garden or farm after a flood.

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Flood Recovery: Fixing Flood Damage

Explains the steps to restoring a home to liveable condition, starting with damage assessment and documentation. Describes the drying-out process, what can be cleaned, and discusses mold clean up.

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Coping with Stress: Disaster Recovery

Descriptions of typical stress behaviors of children. Each child’s reaction to stress is different. Watching closely for extremes in behavior that continue over several days is important. Adapted From Iowa Cooperative Extension.

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Coping with Stress: Strategies for Parents and Teachers

Helpful advice for parents and teachers when helping children cope with stress after a disaster. 7 pages. Adapted From North Carolina Cooperative Extension System

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Coping With Stress: Childhood Stress--What Parents Can Do

Useful tips for assisting parents (adults) when dealing with childhood stress from natural disasters, death, divorce, illness, and financial hardships. Adapted From Iowa Cooperative Extension.

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Safe Lifting and Carrying Techniques

Most back injuries among workers are caused by improper lifting techniques. These injuries can be avoided by using the safe lifting and carrying techniques discussed in the article.

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Coping With Slips, Trips and Falls in Farming Enterprises

This article discuss the steps you can take to avoid slips and falls.

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Sample Letter to a Creditor

Financial hardship following disaster may require working with creditors to manage cash flow. This non-disaster publication includes a sample letter that documents a call to a creditor, putting the agreement in writing to keep for your files.

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200 Tips for Living on a Reduced Income

Plug your financial leaks by looking closely at your spending.

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Flood Recovery: Water

Discusses steps to take if your your home water supply has been contaminated by flood water.

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Skin Cancer: Protect Yourself

Tri-fold brochure provides information on harmful effects of sun overexposure and helpful action steps. Use when disaster creates situatons in which clientele may be spending long hours in the sun.

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