The Alabama Forestry Commission unveils a new website that will allow homeowners determine wildfire risk. The website allows users in Alabama and 12 other states to identify wildfire threats based on landscape characteristics, terrain, weather conditions, and fire history in the area.
The web portal may be accessed by logging onto www.SouthernWildfireRisk.com. All of the tools on the site are free for public use. Emergency service organizations, community planners, and land developers are urged to use data from the site to compile wildfire risk reports for communities in their area.