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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/

 


Biosecurity Practices for Swine Shows and Exhibitors

Date: February 12th, 2015

The co-mingling of swine and equipment at a stock show creates a greater risk for disease transmission. Here are some helpful tips to ensure the health and safety of all animals.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/pdfs/biosecurity-practices-for-swine-shows.pdf

 


Best Management Practices for Equine Disease Prevention

Date: February 11th, 2015

Learn how to protect your horse from diseases. Establish a core and risk-based vaccination program.

View Resource:

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/Equine-Disease-Prevention-p/eb-6214.htm

 


West Nile Virus

Date: February 5th, 2015

The bite from just one West Nile infected mosquito is enough to transfer the disease to a human. Find out more facts and preventative measures here!

http://eden.lsu.edu/Topics/HumanHealth/WestNile/Pages/default.aspx


Mosquito Workshops

Date: February 4th, 2015

Nine workshops targeting mosquitoes and vector-borne diseases have been planned across the state. They are geared toward municipality, city and health personnel, but anyone is welcome to attend.

Map of mosquito workshop locations (PDF)

Related Resource:

Facts about West Nile Virus »


Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Date: January 21st, 2015

There are four steps every individual or family must take to plan and prepare for a disaster that may occur in their geographical location. Flu season isn’t over; are you prepared?

http://eden.lsu.edu/topics/humanhealth/pandemicflu/preparednessresponse/Pages/default.aspx

 


Preparing for Winter Storms

Date: January 15th, 2015

In Texas, we don’t think about preparing for harsh winter storms. However, it is important to have a plan and supplies in place in the event that we do have a cold blast.

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

 


The Flu: Take a Temperature

Date: January 13th, 2015

The flu can have a high fever; therefore, it is good to know how to measure your own and other’s temperature.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/employee/pdf/2010-flu-revised/fact-sheets-activities/fact-sheets/Take-a-Temperature.pdf

 


Don’t Get Caught Out in the Cold!

Date: January 8th, 2015

Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious injury or illness. Whether you are outside, or inside of a 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/prepare/dont-get-caught-out-in-the-cold.php