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Ebola Virus in Texas

Date: October 2nd, 2014

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn more about the first imported case of Ebola Virus in Texas.

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Additional Ebola Resources:

  1. Ebola Factsheet (pdf)
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

  2. Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
    Centers for Disease Control and PreventionSigns & Symptoms 

    Transmission

    Prevention

    Questions & Answers

  3. Advice for Travelers
    World Health Organization

View more Texas EDEN Disease and Epidemic Resources including information on Enterovirus D68.


Tending Cattle After the Winter Storm

Date: October 28th, 2014

To tie winter storms and animal issues together, this infographic explains the nutritional needs of cattle during a harsh winter.

http://texaseden.org/disaster-resources/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Tending-Cattle-after-the-Storm.pdf

 


Winter Storms: Safety Tips for Heating Your Home

Date: October 23rd, 2014

Severe winter storms can cause power outages for days, or even weeks, at a time. Now is the best time to consider alternate sources to heat your home.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/pdfs/prepare/winter-storms-heating-homes.pdf

 


Winter Storms: Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Date: October 21st, 2014

Southern homeowners should give special attention to exposed water pipes during the winter months because of the lack of insulation surrounding them. Find related tips here!

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/pdfs/prepare/winter-storms-frozen-pipes.pdf

 


Don’t Get Caught in the Cold

Date: October 16th, 2014

Whether you are outside, in a vehicle, or inside of a building or home during a winter storm, there are precautions that should be taken to ensure your health and safety.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/pdfs/prepare/Dont-Get-Caught-out-in-the-Cold.pdf

 


Preparing for Winter Storms

Date: October 14th, 2014

Winter will be here before you know it, and although they don’t happen often in Texas, winter storms are always a possibility. It’s better to be “safe” and prepared than “sorry”.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/pdfs/prepare/preparing-for-winter-storms.pdf

 


Resources for Animal Owners Affected by Natural Disasters

Date: October 9th, 2014

This publication lists groups that can help locate missing pets and livestock, assist with carcass disposal, provide animal feed, and more; it also provides phones numbers and web addresses for each group.

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/er-022.htm

 


Livestock Preparedness and Recovery

Date: October 7th, 2014

Emergency preparedness is important for all animals, but especially for livestock because of their size, feed requirement, and shelter and transportation needs. Are your animals ready for a disaster?

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/005-agriculture/livestock-preparedness-recovery.php

 


Sheltering Livestock in Place

Date: October 2nd, 2014

Livestock owners may not be able to take their animals with them when evacuating, so they should create a plan for sheltering in place. These two AgriLife Extension videos share some steps in that process.

http://texaseden.org/disaster-resources/2010/04/sheltering-livestock-in-place-video-part-i/

http://texaseden.org/disaster-resources/2010/04/sheltering-livestock-in-place-video-part-ii/

 


Emergency Planning for Child Care Facilities

Date: September 26th, 2014

Not only should child-care facilities have a plan in place to safely guide their little one’s along in the midst of an emergency, but this plan should be practiced ahead of time. Get useful tips here!

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/pdf/2007-keeping-kids-safe-guide.pdf