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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

 


Mosquito Control Around the Home

Date: Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Mosquitoes are not only annoying or irritating, but they also can transmit disease-causing organisms to humans. Knowing the facts could save your family from harm.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/001a-hot-topics/pdfs/2008-floods-mosquitoes/E33-mosquito-control-around-the-home.pdf

 


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/

 


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