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Hot Topics

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Date: June 30th, 2015

Do you know the difference between a hurricane and tropical storm? Are you prepared for a natural disaster? American Red Cross has answers for you!

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/hurricane

 

 


Care and Treatment of Livestock After a Hurricane

Date: June 23rd, 2015

Here are some tips on caring for and treating livestock post-hurricane.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/005-agriculture/pdf/care-and-treatment-of-livestock-after-a-hurricane.pdf

 


Power Outage Checklist

Date: June 16th, 2015

Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last a long time. There are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible.

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/power-outage

 


Managing for Drought on Texas Rangelands

Date: June 9th, 2015

In Texas, drought is more “normal” than years of sustained rainfall.  Range managers are suffering from, getting over, or preparing for drought. During summer, use these helpful tips!

http://essmextension.tamu.edu/drought/

 


Disaster Supplies Kit

Date: June 1st, 2015

If you are forced to evacuate from your home or shelter-in-place, you will not have time to gather the necessary supplies. Assembling a disaster supplies kit will help your family stay safe and be more comfortable after a disaster.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/001a-hot-topics/pdfs/2005-sept/texas-disaster-supplies-kit.pdf

Additional emergency supply resources are available here: http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/emergency-supply-kit-and-list.php


Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

Date: May 26th, 2015

Is your pet part of the family? If so, have you thought about their safety during a disaster? One way to prepare is to make a “grab and go” kit for them.

View the factsheet:  http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/pets[1].pdf

 


Yea 4-H! Recreation Games and Activities for use in Shelters and Evacuation Centers

Date: May 19th, 2015

Texas 4-H has created a list of youth-friendly games with guidelines on how to play them.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/pdf/Yea-4-H-Games-Activites-for-Shelters.pdf

 


Can These Trees be Saved?

Date: May 15th, 2015

What at first glance may look like mortal wounds are not necessarily fatal to a tree. Trees have an amazing ability to recover from storm damage.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/pdfs/recovery/ER-039-Can-These-Trees-Be-Saved.pdf


TxDOT Hurricane Information

Date: May 13th, 2015

The Texas Department of Transportation provides evacuation information via Twitter and Facebook. Learn your evacuation routes before a hurricane makes landfall.

http://www.txdot.gov/driver/weather/hurricane.html

 


Ebook: Texans, Get Ready! Be Prepared to Survive and Recover from a Disaster

Date: May 8th, 2015

Use this disaster preparedness ebook to protect yourself and your household during and immediately after a catastrophe by making a disaster plan and a disaster kit.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/170094