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Drought Impacts Webinar Series

Date: October 29th, 2013

Source: National Extension Disaster Education Network

To address impacts, research, and decision making, the Engaging Preparedness Communities working group at the National Integrated Drought Information System will  present a free monthly webinar series beginning in November.

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Texas Tree Planting Guide

Date: October 28th, 2013

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service

Use the Texas Tree Planting Guide to replace trees damaged during a storm or an ongoing disaster such as drought.

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Grant Funds Available for Prescribed Burning

Date: October 25th, 2013

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service

In an effort to reduce wildfire hazards on private lands, Texas A&M Forest Service is administering grant funding for prescribed burning on private property within 10 miles of a National Forest boundary through the U.S. Forest Service’s Community Protection Program.

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DSHS Urges Precautions for Hunters and Ranchers

Date: October 24th, 2013

Source: Texas Department of State Health Services

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging hunters and ranchers to take precautions to protect themselves from diseases transmitted by animals.

Deer, sheep, goats, cattle, horses and other animals can contract anthrax, a bacterium that can cause a severe, life-threatening disease in both humans and animals.

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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy

Date: September 20th, 2013

Source:  ConsumerReports.org

We hope you don’t have to deal with a devastating event such as Sandy, but you can help yourself be prepared with all the advice on the following pages.

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Disaster preparedness: How to be ready for the next big storm

Whooping Cough and Measles Fact Sheets

Date: September 9th, 2013

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Texas EDEN Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Resources

Texas EDEN Measles (Rubeola) Resources

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Disaster Preparedness and Your Health

Date: September 4th, 2013

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

AgriLife Extension offers new emergency, disaster materials for Texans with special needs

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Six Months of Fire Burning in North America

Date: August 29th, 2013

Source:  NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory

NOAA’s satellites are constantly monitoring the location, size, and intensity of wildfires across North America, and over the last six months they have tracked 323,828 fire targets. Each tiny speck of this image represents one fire signature detected a satellite’s thermal sensor.

Click the map on the link below for a larger view.

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Measles Health Alert

Date: August 19th, 2013

Source:  Texas Department of State Health Services

The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a measles health alert and is urging immunization against this highly contagious illness. State health officials are asking health care providers to be on alert for potential exposures and patients with measles symptoms, particularly in the North Texas area.

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Texas EDEN Measles Resources


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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