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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

 


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