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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

 


Don’t Get Caught Out in the Cold!

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.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/prepare/dont-get-caught-out-in-the-cold.php

 


Winter Weather Safety and Awareness

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.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/index.shtml


Christmas Tree and Holiday Lights

Date: Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with holiday decorating are much more common during this season.

http://www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics/fire-causes/holiday/christmas-tree-and-holiday-lights

 


Holiday Traveling Safety

Date: Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Texas A&M Public Health has created a short video about ensuring that your safety while traveling during the holiday season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHC6kR1sz9Y

 


Holiday Safety Tips

Date: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

The U.S. Fire Administration offers free holiday, candle and Christmas tree fire safety outreach materials to help keep everyone safe during the holidays.

http://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/holiday.html

 


This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Preparedness

Date: Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Are you struggling to find a gift for a loved one? Several items, such as a radio, are critical in emergencies and also make good holiday gifts! Find more ideas here!

http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2013/11/26/holiday-season-give-gift-preparedness

 


Winter Storms: Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Date: Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Although we only have a few cold snaps per season, homeowners in the south should give special attention to exposed water pipes during the winter months.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/prepare/preventing-frozen-pipes.php

 


Key Facts about Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Date: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently.

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm