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Driving in Snow and Ice

Date: Monday, December 19th, 2016

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

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/pdfs/Driving-in-Snow-and-Ice.pdf

 


Safety Tips for Heating Your Home

Date: Monday, December 12th, 2016

Now is the time to start thinking about alternative ways to heat your home during a winter weather emergency.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/pdfs/prepare/winter-storms-heating-homes.pdf

 


Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Date: Sunday, December 11th, 2016

You can reduce your chance of property damage by preparing your water pipes before a hard freeze with the following recommendations:

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/pdfs/prepare/winter-storms-frozen-pipes.pdf

 


Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

Date: Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Learn what actions to take after you receive a winter weather storm alert.

https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

 


Disaster Supplies and Kits

Date: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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

A disaster supply kit should be equipped with materials to last for three days.

 


Handling Food and Drinks Without Power

Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Resources to help you understand how long frozen and refrigerated food stays safe after the power goes out.

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/Handling-Food-and-Drinks-p/er-023.htm


Flu Vaccination Facts

Date: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Source:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The flu vaccine protects against the viruses that will be most common in the upcoming season.

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

 


Seasonal Influenza: Flu Basics

Date: Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Source:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each year.

Learn more about Seasonal Flu

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm

 


Texas Hurricane Evacuation Tips

Date: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Be prepared and know more about Hurricane evacuation procedures:

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/Preparedness/tips/hurrEvacTips.htm

 


Hurricane Preparedness

Date: Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Stay prepared this #hurricane season with these tips from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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