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Livestock Protection in Floods

Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Emergency preparedness is important for all animals, but especially for livestock because of their size, feed requirement, and shelter and transportation needs. One possible Texas emergency is flooding.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/005-agriculture/livestock-preparedness-recovery.php

 


Home Water Conservation

Date: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

As drought continues to be a pressing summer issue in many areas of Texas, individuals are searching for ways to conserve water. The AgriLife Extension Water Education Network has several ideas and tips for homeowners.

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

Additional water conservation resources available at:

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/droughts-home-water-conservation.php

 


Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Do you know the difference between a hurricane and tropical storm? Are you prepared for a natural disaster? American Red Cross has answers for you!

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/hurricane

 

 


Managing for Drought on Texas Rangelands

Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

In Texas, drought is more “normal” than years of sustained rainfall.  Range managers are suffering from, getting over, or preparing for drought. During summer, use these helpful tips!

http://essmextension.tamu.edu/drought/

 


Disaster Supplies Kit

Date: Monday, June 1st, 2015

If you are forced to evacuate from your home or shelter-in-place, you will not have time to gather the necessary supplies. Assembling a disaster supplies kit will help your family stay safe and be more comfortable after a disaster.

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

Additional emergency supply resources are available here: http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/emergency-supply-kit-and-list.php


Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

Date: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Is your pet part of the family? If so, have you thought about their safety during a disaster? One way to prepare is to make a “grab and go” kit for them.

View the factsheet:  http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/pets[1].pdf

 


TxDOT Hurricane Information

Date: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The Texas Department of Transportation provides evacuation information via Twitter and Facebook. Learn your evacuation routes before a hurricane makes landfall.

http://www.txdot.gov/driver/weather/hurricane.html

 


Ebook: Texans, Get Ready! Be Prepared to Survive and Recover from a Disaster

Date: Friday, May 8th, 2015

Use this disaster preparedness ebook to protect yourself and your household during and immediately after a catastrophe by making a disaster plan and a disaster kit.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/170094

 


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