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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

 


National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2015

Date: April 29th, 2015

Commit a couple of hours, or the entire day, and join others throughout the nation making communities a safer place to live on Saturday, May 2 for National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.

http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/outdoors/wildland-fires/national-wildfire-community-preparedness-day

Click to watch video.

Click for additional AgriLife Extension wildfire resources.

 


FEMA Mobile App

Date: April 28th, 2015

Be sure to download FEMA’s mobile app before a storm hits for tips to survive natural disasters, weather updates, a way to locate shelters and more.

http://www.fema.gov/mobile-app

Additional disaster preparedness resources available at:

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/index.php

 


Choosing and Using Insect Repellents

Date: April 21st, 2015

Mosquitoes, biting flies, and ticks can be nuisances and sometimes pose a serious risk to public health. Choose your insect repellent wisely to protect your health.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/001a-hot-topics/pdfs/2005-sept/insect-repellents.pdf


Biosecurity for Beef Cattle Operations

Date: April 14th, 2015

This publication explains general biosecurity practices, including understanding disease transmission and animal immunity.

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/Biosecurity-for-Beef-Cattle-Operations-p/el-5506.htm

 


Surf & Learn About Your Watershed

Date: April 7th, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has created a way for individuals to easily access information about their local watershed and to learn more about protecting them.

http://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/state.cfm?statepostal=TX