Alabamians are cleaning up after violent storms raked the state just days after the anniversary of the deadly April 2011 tornado outbreak. Dr. Gary Lemme, the director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, reminds citizens of the recovery resources Extension offers.
"Extension offers great information as people begin the recovery process," he says. "Alabama Extension has experts at the state's two land-grant universities, Alabama A&M and Auburn universities, as well as highly trained professionals in every county who can offer advice and assistance on a wide range of recovery topics–everything from tree removal, food safety to livestock care."
Lemme suggests that people bookmark the Alabama Extension website, www.aces.edu on all of their devices–computers, tablets and phones–so Extension resources will be easily available.
"You can also follow the Alabama Cooperative Extension System on Facebook and Twitter," he adds. "Many county Extension offices are using Facebook and other social media outlets. Our professionals will be sharing storm recovery information on these sites as well."
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People can locate their county Extension office by looking under county government listings in the phone book and on the Extension website. A printable list of county offices is located at http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/E/EX-0021/. Email and mobile phone contact information for Extension professionals can be found on county Extension directory pages (http://www.aces.edu/directory/locationSearch.php).
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