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Emergency Preparedness Kit for Older Adults

Date: Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Are you a caregiver? This resource addresses what should be put in an evacuation preparation box specific to older adults.

http://aginginstride.org/emergencyprep/default.htm


Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

Date: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

A basic disaster supply kit for your family should include water, food, maps and much more. For a detailed list and suggestion of additional emergency supplies to have on hand, access the FEMA National Preparedness Month tips.

http://www.ready.gov/kit?utm_source=hp_promo&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=fema_hp


Disaster Preparedness for Special Needs Populations

Date: Friday, September 12th, 2014

In an effort to better inform the community, the Northeast Texas Public Health District has
compiled 18 Emergency Preparedness Topics and formatted the information to be
friendly to deaf, blind, and limited sight populations.  

http://www.accessibleemergencyinfo.com/


College Student Disaster Preparedness

Date: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Most universities and colleges encourage students and faculty to develop an emergency plan. As college students begin to return for another school year, encourage the use of these tips on developing your own plan.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/disaster-preparedness-for-college-students.php


Disaster Preparation: Considering Special Needs

Date: Monday, September 8th, 2014

Most or all individuals have both specific personal needs as well as resources to assist others. This week’s National Preparedness Month topic is considering special needs. Find more tips about it here!

http://www.ready.gov/considerations?utm_source=hp_promo&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=fema_hp


Preparing for the Unexpected

Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2014

This booklet explains how to make a family disaster plan, how to compile a disaster supplies kit, where to find help, how to get involved in community efforts for disaster preparedness, and more! 

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/eb-6178.htm

Also available in Spanish: http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/e-296s.htm


Reconnect with Family after a Disaster

Date: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Family members may be displaced when disaster strikes. It’s important to make a plan now so that you will know what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in an emergency.

http://www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan?utm_source=hp_promo&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=fema_hp


FEMA Emergency Preparedness App – Now in Spanish

Date: Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Source:  FEMA.gov

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has launched a free Spanish-language app with information on what individuals can do before, during and after a disaster to keep their families and communities safe.

View Full Article

Article in Spanish

Download the App on Apple App Store

Download the App on Google Play

Spanish Video Introduction to App

Spanish Frequently Asked Questions


Texas Department of Public Safety- Hurricane Preparedness

Date: Thursday, August 21st, 2014

The Texas Department of Public Safety offers multiple hurricane preparedness and recovery resources regarding evacuating pets, supplies to keep on hand and more.

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


Water Resources for Homeowners

Date: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A typical family uses 60-80 gallons of water per person, per day. For tips on better water conservation at home, check out AgriLife Extension’s Water Education network resources.

http://water.tamu.edu/water-resources-homeowners/

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