Archive for the ‘Preparedness’ Category
Date: Tuesday, 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)
View Texas EDEN Agricultural Drought Resources
Date: Wednesday, 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?
Date: Thursday, 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.
Date: Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Date: Thursday, 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.
Date: Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
If a severe winter storm causes a power outage for multiple days, how will you heat your home? Now is the time to start thinking of resources you can use and planning ahead.
Date: Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
Texans don’t expect it much, but winter storms, ice, and snow are winter weather threats that we should all be prepared for. The National Weather Service offers more information and tools.
Date: Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with holiday decorating are much more common during this season.
Date: Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Texas A&M Public Health has created a short video about ensuring that your safety while traveling during the holiday season.
Date: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
The U.S. Fire Administration offers free holiday, candle and Christmas tree fire safety outreach materials to help keep everyone safe during the holidays.