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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

 


Winter Survival Kit

Date: Thursday, November 19th, 2015

The Winter Survival Kit smartphone app can be as critical as a physical winter survival kit if you find yourself stuck or stranded in severe winter weather conditions.

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/apps/winter-survival-kit

 


Winter Weather Ready

Date: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Make sure your family, your home, and your pets are all safe and warm in the possibility of winter storms.

Preparing for Winter Storms

Prepare for the Unexpected

Heating Homes

Pet Preparedness