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FEMA Emergency Preparedness App – Now in Spanish

Date: August 22nd, 2014

Source:  FEMA.gov

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has launched a free Spanish-language app with information on what individuals can do before, during and after a disaster to keep their families and communities safe.

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Article in Spanish

Download the App on Apple App Store

Download the App on Google Play

Spanish Video Introduction to App

Spanish Frequently Asked Questions


Texas Department of Public Safety- Hurricane Preparedness

Date: August 21st, 2014

The Texas Department of Public Safety offers multiple hurricane preparedness and recovery resources regarding evacuating pets, supplies to keep on hand and more.

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/ThreatAwareness/weather_aware_hurricane.htm


Financial Recovery: Homeowner’s Property Insurance Issues

Date: August 19th, 2014

Learn more about Hurricanes and homeowner’s property insurance.

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/er-035.htm

 


Money Management in Times of Disaster

Date: August 14th, 2014

Preparing your finances in times of a disaster is just as important as managing them in the recovery stage. Use these tips to stay on track financially.

http://www.extension.org/pages/26408/money-management-in-times-of-disaster#.U9EnEbJlSVo


Replacing Documents After a Disaster

Date: August 12th, 2014

Learn where to go and who to contact to replace personal items and documents after disaster strikes.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/pdfs/recovery/replacing-personal-documents-after-a-fire.pdf


Texas EDEN Drought Resources

Date: August 7th, 2014

Texas EDEN provides numerous resources on how to manage your water supply, ranch and animals during a drought, alongside other drought-related topics.

http://texaseden.org/disaster-resources/tag/irt-drought/?orderby=title&order=asc


Irrigation Systems for Water Efficient Landscapes

Date: August 6th, 2014

An adequate supply of high quality water has become a critical issue for the future prosperity of Texas. In an attempt to reduce the excessive water use, Texas AgriLife Extension Service has created ways to educate Texans on the principles of landscaping and water use.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/files/2010/10/waterconservation.pdf

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/files/2010/10/watering_landscapes_2010.pdf

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/files/2010/10/save_water_2010.pdf


Water Quality: Its Relationship to Livestock

Date: July 31st, 2014

If livestock do not drink enough safe, clean water every day, intake of feed will drop, production will fall and the livestock producer will lose money. Learn more about the nutritional value of water for livestock.

http://animalscience.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2012/04/beef-water-quality.pdf


Water Resources for Homeowners

Date: July 29th, 2014

A typical family uses 60-80 gallons of water per person, per day. For tips on better water conservation at home, check out AgriLife Extension’s Water Education network resources.

http://water.tamu.edu/water-resources-homeowners/

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Citrus Greening Disease found in Harris County, Texas

Date: July 25th, 2014

Source:  AgriLife Today

Owners of citrus trees in Harris County should be on the lookout for carriers and symptoms of a disease recently discovered there, experts with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service said.

Citrus greening was confirmed in a tree at a retail nursery south of Houston on July 16. The disease, which is spread by an insect called the Asian citrus psyllid, has no cure and eventually kills infected trees, according to AgriLife Extension horticulture specialist Monte Nesbitt of College Station.

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More Citrus Greening Disease Resources:

How to test for Citrus Greening

Citrus Greening in Texas

Pictures of Citrus Greening

Insect Control for Citrus Greening (pdf)

Quarantines and controls for South Texas