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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

 


Choosing and Using Insect Repellents

Date: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Mosquitoes, biting flies, and ticks can be nuisances and sometimes pose a serious risk to public health. Choose your insect repellent wisely to protect your health.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/001a-hot-topics/pdfs/2005-sept/insect-repellents.pdf


Biosecurity for Beef Cattle Operations

Date: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

This publication explains general biosecurity practices, including understanding disease transmission and animal immunity.

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/Biosecurity-for-Beef-Cattle-Operations-p/el-5506.htm

 


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

 


Water Education Network

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!

http://water.tamu.edu/

 


Biosecurity Practices for Swine Shows and Exhibitors

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.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/pdfs/biosecurity-practices-for-swine-shows.pdf

 


Best Management Practices for Equine Disease Prevention

Date: Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Learn how to protect your horse from diseases. Establish a core and risk-based vaccination program.

View Resource:

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/Equine-Disease-Prevention-p/eb-6214.htm

 


West Nile Virus

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!

http://eden.lsu.edu/Topics/HumanHealth/WestNile/Pages/default.aspx