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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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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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Valley Fever in Texas (Coccidioidomycosis)

Date: Friday, November 1st, 2013

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coccidioides is a fungus found in the soil of dry, low rainfall areas. It is endemic (native and common) in many areas of the southwestern United States, Mexico, Central and South America. Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever, is a common cause of pneumonia in endemic areas. It is difficult to avoid exposure to Coccidioides, but people who are at higher risk should try to avoid breathing in large amounts of dust if they are in endemic areas.

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Valley Fever: Awareness is Key

Valley Fever Fact Sheet (pdf)

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Drought Impacts Webinar Series

Date: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Source: National Extension Disaster Education Network

To address impacts, research, and decision making, the Engaging Preparedness Communities working group at the National Integrated Drought Information System will  present a free monthly webinar series beginning in November.

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Grant Funds Available for Prescribed Burning

Date: Friday, October 25th, 2013

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service

In an effort to reduce wildfire hazards on private lands, Texas A&M Forest Service is administering grant funding for prescribed burning on private property within 10 miles of a National Forest boundary through the U.S. Forest Service’s Community Protection Program.

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DSHS Urges Precautions for Hunters and Ranchers

Date: Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Source: Texas Department of State Health Services

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging hunters and ranchers to take precautions to protect themselves from diseases transmitted by animals.

Deer, sheep, goats, cattle, horses and other animals can contract anthrax, a bacterium that can cause a severe, life-threatening disease in both humans and animals.

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Whooping Cough and Measles Fact Sheets

Date: Monday, September 9th, 2013

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Texas EDEN Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Resources

Texas EDEN Measles (Rubeola) Resources

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Six Months of Fire Burning in North America

Date: Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Source:  NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory

NOAA’s satellites are constantly monitoring the location, size, and intensity of wildfires across North America, and over the last six months they have tracked 323,828 fire targets. Each tiny speck of this image represents one fire signature detected a satellite’s thermal sensor.

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