Semmes Employees Continue Emergency Operations Training

Employees from the City of Semmes Public Works and Semmes Fire Department continue to enhance their Emergency Operations education. Four employees City Of Semmes employees successfully completed the “ALL- Hazards Events,”a three-day Emergency Operations class, at Baldwin County EMA in Robertsdale, AL. on September 26, 27 and 28. The class was attended by Alabama emergency operations personnel from across the state. The class, sponsored by FEMA, was presented by Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in College Station.

FDA Approves Genetically Modified Salmon

This marks the first time genetically modified salmon have been sold for consumption. AquaBounty, which produces a genetically modified variety of salmon called AquAdvantage, just announced its first-ever sale of its GMO fish, in Canada. FDA approval was issued in November 2015 following an extensive review. At the time — and since — the FDA found that the fish is safe for human consumption and as healthy as the meat you’d get from ordinary Atlantic salmon.  

After an exhaustive and rigorous scientific review, FDA has arrived at the decision that AquAdvantage salmon is as safe to eat as any non-genetically engineered (GE) Atlantic salmon, and also as nutritious.

Semmes Alabama Auto Care

DIY Car Care Everyone Can Do

While taking your car to an auto service professional is a great way to ensure its performance, the Car Care Council reminds vehicle owners there are few simple vehicle checks that they can easily learn and do themselves to save a little money and help keep their vehicles running efficiently all summer long. With basic knowledge of common maintenance practices and a little time, motorists can inspect the following components in their own driveway:

* Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots. * Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering and brake and transmission, as well as windshield washer fluid and antifreeze/coolant.

Extension Launches New Nutrition Website

AUBURN, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System recently launched a new website in conjunction with its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) social media initiative, Live Well Alabama. The social media initiative launched in early 2017 to better reach residents across the state with research-based nutrition and physical activity education. Live Well Alabama …
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Four Steps to Tornado Preparedness

Four Steps to Tornado Preparedness

Tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible. Every state has some risk of this hazard. Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long.