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Hantavirus Case Prompts Precaution Reminder

Date: Monday, April 14th, 2014

Source:  Texas Department of State Health Services

The Texas Department of State Health Services offers precaution information after a Texas Panhandle resident recently developed hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, or HPS.

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Evacuation “Grab and Go” Box

Date: Friday, April 11th, 2014

Don’t wait until a disaster strikes! Use this Texas A&M AgriLife Extension resource to be fully prepared

and learn what should be included in your family’s evacuation grab and go kit.


Texas Forest Service Social Media Links

Date: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Stay connected to the Texas Forest Service through their social media sites.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/texasforestservice?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXForestService


Texas Forecast Fire Danger Map

Date: Monday, April 7th, 2014

Use the Texas Forecast Fire Danger Map to see if you or your property is located in a wildfire danger area.



Severe Spring Weather in Texas

Date: Friday, April 4th, 2014

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Thunderstorms produce lightning, high winds, and rain. Many strong thunderstorms produce hail and some produce tornadoes. NOAA Weather Radio is the prime alerting and critical information delivery system for thunderstorms. The following sites provide information on severe thunderstorm preparedness.

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Rangeland management is key to surviving Texas drought

Date: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Source:  AgriLife Today

Improved management adapted to changing rangeland conditions will be a key to surviving three back-to-back years of drought.

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Carbon Monoxide Safety Outreach Materials

Date: Monday, February 17th, 2014

Source: U.S. Fire Administration

Help inform residents in your community about the dangers of carbon monoxide and portable generators with these messages and free materials.

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Safely Shelter In Your Home During a Disaster

Date: Monday, February 10th, 2014

Source:  eXtension.org

Be prepared for tornadoes hurricanes, earthquakes, floods or other types of disasters – inspect your home to find and correct potential hazards before disaster strikes.

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Flu on the Rise in Texas; DSHS Encourages Vaccination, Prevention

Date: Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Source:  Texas Department of State Health Services

Getting vaccinated is the best way to stop the spread of the flu. Additionally, cover all coughs and sneezes, wash hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, and stay home if sick.

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Latest Available DSHS Weekly Flu Surveillance Report

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Disaster Preparedness Gifts for Holiday Season

Date: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Source:  FEMA.gov

The heavy demands of the holiday season can be a busy time for all. Managing family obligations and handling seasonal preparations alongside regular day-to-day activities can make disaster preparedness less of a priority. In fact, the onset of winter is a critical time for safety preparation, and several items that are critical in emergencies also make good holiday gifts.

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