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Cleaning Flood Damaged Homes

Date: 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

http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/solutions/water-damage-restoration-clean-up-checklist/

Download free eBook

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/643461

 


Managing Mosquitoes After a Flood

Date: July 5th, 2016

Floods can set up a potential hot bed for mosquito production and the diseases they transmit.  Use these resources to manage mosquitoes after a flood or heavy rains.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/001a-hot-topics/managing-mosquitoes.php

Related:  Controlling Mosquitoes to Reduce the Spread of Zika Virus

http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/solutions/controlling-mosquitoes-reduce-spread-zika-virus/

 


College Student Disaster Preparedness

Date: June 28th, 2016

Parents and college students…use these resources to prepare for a disaster:

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/disaster-preparedness-for-college-students.php

 

 


Disaster Preparedness for Child Care Centers

Date: June 21st, 2016

Use these resources to prepare a Child Care Center for a disaster such as a storm, flood or hurricane.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/disaster-preparedness-for-childcare-centers.php

 

 


Disaster Preparedness for Businesses

Date: June 14th, 2016

Use the following resources to prepare your business for floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/disaster-preparedness-for-businesses.php


Video Series: Returning to Your Flood-Damaged Home

Date: 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.


Disaster Preparedness for Older Adults

Date: June 7th, 2016

Know, plan, act. Use this AgriLife Extension presentation resource to better understand caring for older adults before, during and after disasters.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/pdf/disaster-preparedness-for-older-adults.pdf

 


Assessing and Caring for Cattle After Wildfires

Date: 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: 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: 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