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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

 


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