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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

 


Pandemic Preparedness and Response

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?

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

 


Preparing for Winter Storms

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.

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

 


The Flu: Take a Temperature

Date: Tuesday, 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: 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.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/prepare/dont-get-caught-out-in-the-cold.php

 


Winter Storms: Safety Tips for Heating Your Home

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.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/prepare/safety-tips-heating-homes.php

 


Winter Weather Safety and Awareness

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.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/index.shtml


Christmas Tree and Holiday Lights

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.

http://www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics/fire-causes/holiday/christmas-tree-and-holiday-lights

 


Holiday Traveling Safety

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHC6kR1sz9Y

 


Holiday Safety Tips

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.

http://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/holiday.html