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Cleaning Flood Damaged Homes

Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Rebuilding too quickly after a flood can cause continuing problems such as mold growth, insect infestations, and deterioration of the wood and wall coverings.  Flood waters are not clean water; therefore, most porous building materials must be removed and replaced with new materials.

Water Damage Restoration & Clean Up Checklist


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Video Series: Returning to Your Flood-Damaged Home

Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Source:  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

These videos discuss how to return to your home for the first time after a natural disaster such as a flood.

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.

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Dealing with Stress After a Blizzard

Date: Friday, January 8th, 2016

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

The recent Winter Storm Goliath and aftermath may increase the pileup of stressors and strain faced by Agriculture producers, workers and their families.  Use these resources to take action now to manage stress. Then build an emotional and financial recovery plan.

Disaster Stress

Managing Stress

Communication Under Pressure

Finding Help

Links to Mental Health Assistance


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Texas Farmers and Ranchers Have Options for Disaster Assistance

Date: Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Source:  FEMA.gov

When disasters such as the October severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding strike, farmers and ranchers may be eligible for assistance from several agencies and should apply today.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may assist survivors who are farmers and ranchers with some immediate needs including:

  • Grants to pay for temporary housing and minor home repairs,
  • Grants to replace personal property, including clothing,
  • Grants to pay for serious immediate needs not covered by insurance.

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Avian Influenza

Date: Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Avian Influenza is a disease of wild birds and domestic poultry caused by many different subtypes of Type A influenza virus.





Animals in Emergencies

Date: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Often, the need to care for livestock and family pets during emergencies is overlooked among everything else. Here are some tips to make sure your pet and livestock friends are also accounted for.




Deer Breeder Movement Standards Plan Finalized

Date: Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Source:  Texas Parks & Wildlife

Framework Addresses Chronic Wasting Disease Management, Industry Needs

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CWD Resources, News & Maps

Replacing Personal Documents After a Natural Disaster

Date: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Follow the link to access a list of contacts to replace personal documents lost in a natural disaster.



Understanding Individual Assistance & Public Assistance

Date: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Source:  FEMA.gov

The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides two main types of assistance following natural disasters, such as the Texas storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred May 4 through June 19.

Individual Assistance is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to individuals and families who have sustained losses due to disasters.

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