Hurricane season began June 1 and runs through November 30.
Although meteorologists are predicting the 2014 hurricane season to be a mild
season with a below average number of named storms, Alabamians still need to be
In Alabama, hurricanes usually bring, torrential rain,
flooding, sustained high winds and tornadoes that spin off from the hurricane.
Make sure you are ready for whatever the 2014 season brings.
Develop an emergency plan for you, your family and pets that includes
evacuation routes and shelters; have an emergency supply kit; become familiar
with the different weather alerts; and assess your property to ensure that
landscaping and trees do not become wind hazards.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has valuable
preparedness and recovery resources for all Alabamians. “ACES has experts at
both Auburn University and Alabama A&M University, as well as highly
trained professionals in every county who can offer advice and assistance on a
wide range of topics – everything from food safety to tree removal and
livestock care,” says Dr. Gary Lemme, Extension director.
Bookmark the Alabama Extension website, www.aces.edu on all of
your electronic devices – computers, tablets and phones – so Extension
resources will be easily available when you only have wireless internet or
cellular service after a storm.
Extension is also on Facebook and Twitter. Most county
offices are using Facebook and other social media outlets, so our professionals
can share preparedness and recovery information on these sites.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaCooperativeExtensionSystem and Twitter:
You can locate your 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://aces.edu/pubs/docs/E/EX-0012/EX-0012.pdf.
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