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Assessing and Caring for Cattle After Wildfires

Date: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

To ensure the wellbeing of your cattle, the first steps after a wildfire are: locate and secure the cattle, provide adequate water and forage, and then consult your veterinarian.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/pdfs/assessing-and-caring-for-cattle-after-wildfires.pdf

 


Zika Virus Health-Related Resources

Date: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Looking for information to share on Zika virus? The Texas A&M Health Science Center has health-related resources, answers and information for all.

https://vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu/zika360/resources/

 


Mosquito Control

Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Mosquitoes are not only pesky and annoying, they can also cause life-threatening diseases. Learn more about mosquito control around the home in this downloadable fact sheet.

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

Related:  PreventingZika.org

 


U.S. EPA Releases New Drought Guide for Water Utilities

Date: Monday, March 21st, 2016

Source:  epa.gov

Provides worksheets, best practices, videos and key resources for responding to drought emergencies and building long-term resilience.

Four main sections:

  • Staffing, response plans and funding
  • Water supply and demand management
  • Communication and partnerships
  • Case studies and videos

Explore the Case Study Map and Videos GeoPlatform for real-world challenges and solutions.

View New Drought Guide for Water Utilities

View more Drought Resources »


Preventing Outbreaks of Avian Influenza

Date: Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Source:  UMD Poultry Extension

Video about Preventing Outbreaks of Avian Influenza through science-based education of Commercial Poultry Farmers.

View more Avian Influenza Resources & Links >>


Cold and Flu Prevention

Date: Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Follow these tips from the Texas Department of State Health Services on how to protect yourself during cold and flu season.

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/health/prevention/cold_flu/

 


Winter Storm Resource Center

Date: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

University of Illinois Extension has created a one-stop winter storm resource center.

http://extension.illinois.edu/winter/

 


Winter Storm Preparation

Date: Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

With a little planning, you can protect yourself and your family from winter storms and keep your property losses to a minimum.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/pdfs/preparing-for-the-unexpected-winter-storms.pdf

 


Holiday Traveling Safety

Date: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Catch some holiday traveling safety tips from the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

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

 


Holiday Fire Safety

Date: Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Protect your home and family from candle and Christmas tree fire this holiday season.

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