Archive for the ‘Mitigation’ Category
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)
View Texas EDEN Agricultural Drought Resources
Date: Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
Don’t forget to check out the AgriLife Extension Water Education Network website for useful information including what you need to know about drought!
Date: Thursday, February 12th, 2015
The co-mingling of swine and equipment at a stock show creates a greater risk for disease transmission. Here are some helpful tips to ensure the health and safety of all animals.
Date: Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Learn how to protect your horse from diseases. Establish a core and risk-based vaccination program.
Date: Thursday, February 5th, 2015
The bite from just one West Nile infected mosquito is enough to transfer the disease to a human. Find out more facts and preventative measures here!
Date: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Nine workshops targeting mosquitoes and vector-borne diseases have been planned across the state. They are geared toward municipality, city and health personnel, but anyone is welcome to attend.
Map of mosquito workshop locations (PDF)
Facts about West Nile Virus »
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.
Date: Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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.
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.