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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

 


Disaster Assistance Programs from the USDA Farm Service Agency

Date: March 19th, 2015

The Farm Service Agency provides assistance for natural disaster losses, resulting from drought, flood, fire, freeze, tornadoes, pest infestation, and other disasters.

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=diap&topic=landing

Emergency Conservation Program

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=copr&topic=ecp

Emergency Farm Loans

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=efl

FSA Hay Net

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=diap&topic=landing

 

 


Wildfire Mitigation

Date: March 12th, 2015

Texas A&M Forest Service is committed to continuous wildfire mitigation and prevention programs that reduce hazardous conditions, which lower the risks from wildfires.

Learn more:

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=8508

Fuel Reduction

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=8510

Law Enforcement

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/TFSLawEnforcement/

Safety Tips

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/WildfirePreparedness/

Unsafe Debris Burning

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=8514

 

 

 


USDA Climate Hubs

Date: March 1st, 2015

The USDA offers information on your area’s climate, with special focus on croplands, livestock and more!

http://climatehubs.oce.usda.gov/


2015 Drought Disaster Updates

Date: February 24th, 2015

Source:  USDA – Disaster & Drought Information

The Drought Disaster Designations Map shows designations due to drought across the country under USDA’s amended rule. Any county declared a primary (red) or contiguous (orange) disaster county makes producers in that county eligible for certain emergency aid.

View Drought Disaster Designations Map (pdf)

List of Designated Drought Disaster Counties (pdf)

More Resources:

DisasterAssistance.gov

View Texas EDEN Agricultural Drought Resources

 


Water Education Network

Date: February 17th, 2015

Don’t forget to check out the AgriLife Extension Water Education Network website for useful information including what you need to know about drought!

http://water.tamu.edu/