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How to “Summerize” Dairy Facilities

Date: Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Learn more about protecting your dairy cows and facilities from extreme summer heat.



College Student Disaster Preparedness

Date: Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Parents and college students…use these resources to prepare for a disaster:




Disaster Preparedness for Child Care Centers

Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Use these resources to prepare a Child Care Center for a disaster such as a storm, flood or hurricane.




Disaster Preparedness for Businesses

Date: Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Use the following resources to prepare your business for floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness.


Disaster Preparedness for Older Adults

Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Know, plan, act. Use this AgriLife Extension presentation resource to better understand caring for older adults before, during and after disasters.



Severe Weather 101

Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Step into the wild world of weather with the National Severe Storms Laboratory facts tips about different types of severe weather.



Emergency Preparation Supplies: Sales Tax Holiday Apr. 23-25

Date: Friday, April 15th, 2016

Source:  Glenn Hegar, Comptroller of Public Accounts

You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free during the 2016 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption.

This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 25.

View items that qualify for tax exemption

Download our free preparedness and recovery e-books before a disaster happens.


U.S. EPA Releases New Drought Guide for Water Utilities

Date: Monday, March 21st, 2016

Source:  epa.gov

Provides worksheets, best practices, videos and key resources for responding to drought emergencies and building long-term resilience.

Four main sections:

  • Staffing, response plans and funding
  • Water supply and demand management
  • Communication and partnerships
  • Case studies and videos

Explore the Case Study Map and Videos GeoPlatform for real-world challenges and solutions.

View New Drought Guide for Water Utilities

View more Drought Resources »

Preventing Outbreaks of Avian Influenza

Date: Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Source:  UMD Poultry Extension

Video about Preventing Outbreaks of Avian Influenza through science-based education of Commercial Poultry Farmers.

View more Avian Influenza Resources & Links >>

Driving in Snow and Ice

Date: Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Everything you need to know to prepare you for the rough winter roads.