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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Do you know the difference between a hurricane and tropical storm? Are you prepared for a natural disaster? American Red Cross has answers for you!

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/hurricane

 

 


Managing for Drought on Texas Rangelands

Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

In Texas, drought is more “normal” than years of sustained rainfall.  Range managers are suffering from, getting over, or preparing for drought. During summer, use these helpful tips!

http://essmextension.tamu.edu/drought/

 


Disaster Supplies Kit

Date: Monday, June 1st, 2015

If you are forced to evacuate from your home or shelter-in-place, you will not have time to gather the necessary supplies. Assembling a disaster supplies kit will help your family stay safe and be more comfortable after a disaster.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/001a-hot-topics/pdfs/2005-sept/texas-disaster-supplies-kit.pdf

Additional emergency supply resources are available here: http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/emergency-supply-kit-and-list.php


Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

Date: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Is your pet part of the family? If so, have you thought about their safety during a disaster? One way to prepare is to make a “grab and go” kit for them.

View the factsheet:  http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/pets[1].pdf

 


TxDOT Hurricane Information

Date: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The Texas Department of Transportation provides evacuation information via Twitter and Facebook. Learn your evacuation routes before a hurricane makes landfall.

http://www.txdot.gov/driver/weather/hurricane.html

 


Ebook: Texans, Get Ready! Be Prepared to Survive and Recover from a Disaster

Date: Friday, May 8th, 2015

Use this disaster preparedness ebook to protect yourself and your household during and immediately after a catastrophe by making a disaster plan and a disaster kit.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/170094

 


National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2015

Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Commit a couple of hours, or the entire day, and join others throughout the nation making communities a safer place to live on Saturday, May 2 for National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.

http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/outdoors/wildland-fires/national-wildfire-community-preparedness-day

Click to watch video.

Click for additional AgriLife Extension wildfire resources.

 


FEMA Mobile App

Date: Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Be sure to download FEMA’s mobile app before a storm hits for tips to survive natural disasters, weather updates, a way to locate shelters and more.

http://www.fema.gov/mobile-app

Additional disaster preparedness resources available at:

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/index.php

 


Wildfire Mitigation

Date: Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Texas A&M Forest Service is committed to continuous wildfire mitigation and prevention programs that reduce hazardous conditions, which lower the risks from wildfires.

Learn more:

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=8508

Fuel Reduction

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=8510

Law Enforcement

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/TFSLawEnforcement/

Safety Tips

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/WildfirePreparedness/

Unsafe Debris Burning

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=8514

 

 

 


2015 Drought Disaster Updates

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)

More Resources:

DisasterAssistance.gov

View Texas EDEN Agricultural Drought Resources