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Livestock Preparedness and Recovery

Date: October 7th, 2014

Emergency preparedness is important for all animals, but especially for livestock because of their size, feed requirement, and shelter and transportation needs. Are your animals ready for a disaster?



Ebola Virus in Texas

Date: October 2nd, 2014

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn more about the first imported case of Ebola Virus in Texas.

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Additional Ebola Resources:

  1. Ebola Factsheet (pdf)
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

  2. Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
    Centers for Disease Control and PreventionSigns & Symptoms 



    Questions & Answers

  3. Advice for Travelers
    World Health Organization

View more Texas EDEN Disease and Epidemic Resources including information on Enterovirus D68.

Sheltering Livestock in Place

Date: October 2nd, 2014

Livestock owners may not be able to take their animals with them when evacuating, so they should create a plan for sheltering in place. These two AgriLife Extension videos share some steps in that process.




Emergency Planning for Child Care Facilities

Date: September 26th, 2014

Not only should child-care facilities have a plan in place to safely guide their little one’s along in the midst of an emergency, but this plan should be practiced ahead of time. Get useful tips here!



National Prepareathon Day

Date: September 23rd, 2014

You never know when a disaster will occur. Register to be involved in National Prepareathon Day on Sept. 30 through FEMA. Preparing makes a difference; learn what you can do today.


Emergency Preparedness Kit for Older Adults

Date: September 18th, 2014

Are you a caregiver? This resource addresses what should be put in an evacuation preparation box specific to older adults.


Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

Date: September 16th, 2014

A basic disaster supply kit for your family should include water, food, maps and much more. For a detailed list and suggestion of additional emergency supplies to have on hand, access the FEMA National Preparedness Month tips.


Disaster Preparedness for Special Needs Populations

Date: September 12th, 2014

In an effort to better inform the community, the Northeast Texas Public Health District has
compiled 18 Emergency Preparedness Topics and formatted the information to be
friendly to deaf, blind, and limited sight populations.  


USDA Disaster Information & Agencies

Date: September 10th, 2014

Source:  United States Department of Agriculture

Information on the different programs available for producers and farmers during an Emergency or Disaster.

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College Student Disaster Preparedness

Date: September 9th, 2014

Most universities and colleges encourage students and faculty to develop an emergency plan. As college students begin to return for another school year, encourage the use of these tips on developing your own plan.