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New Disaster Preparedness and Recovery eBooks

Date: August 13th, 2013

Source:  Texas Extension Disaster Education Network, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Download these eBooks to your mobile device, tablet or eReader before a disaster happens.

1. How to Maintain Health During Emergency Situations

Emergency situations and disasters can take a toll on your health. Prepare for your health needs in advance by following these easy tips.

2. Disaster Recovery Resources Available to You

When disaster strikes an area, the services that assist the population can be affected. Know what resources are available to you so you can recover from the adverse circumstances you are facing.

3. Make a Grab-and-Go-Kit

Make a grab-and-go kit so basic items can be accessed easily before a disaster strikes. You can use a backpack or suitcase to carry your kit. Gather the following items on the list to form your kit.

4. Manage Stress During Disasters

Stress is a normal part of everyday life, but it can worsen when a disaster happens in your area. Increased stress can negatively affect preexisting health conditions. Learn to manage daily stress before a disaster occurs to reduce its impact on your health.

5. Organize Medications Before a Disaster

Prepare in advance so you will have needed medications if your neighborhood is affected by a disaster.

6. Return to Normal After a Disaster

Returning to normal after a disaster may pose problems for you and your family. Keep your health a priority.

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