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Mosquito Control Videos

Date: June 24th, 2014

Source:  Dr. Merchant, citybugs.tamu.edu

Learn how to control mosquitoes at home.  These videos discuss the different mosquito control options including best mosquito repellents, mosquito foggers and natural mosquito control.

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West Nile Virus in Texas – Fight the Bite!

Date: June 12th, 2014

Source:  National Extension Disaster Education Network

West Nile virus mostly infects birds, but it can be transmitted to humans and other animals by mosquitoes.  West Nile Virus symptoms vary from no visible effect to flu-like symptoms, paralysis, or even death.

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Map of Recent Earthquakes in Texas

Date: June 10th, 2014

Source: United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program

Did you know that there were over 60 earthquakes in Texas over the past year with a Magnitude of 1.5 or greater?

View recent earthquakes using this map:


Find recent earthquakes in Texas in the Archives:


Did you feel it?  Check and report earthquakes here:


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Decontaminating Well Water

Date: June 3rd, 2014

Learn how to decontaminate and disinfect well water, test the well water and check for well damage after a flood. Keep your drinking water safer after a flood.


eBooks for Hurricane Preparedness & Recovery

Date: May 29th, 2014

Download these eBooks to your mobile device, tablet or eReader before a hurricane approaches.

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Hurricane Evacuation Kits & Lists

Date: May 27th, 2014

Be ready for the 2014 Hurricane Season in Texas.  Use the resources listed below to build your Hurricane Evacuation Kit.

Emergency Food and Water Supplies (eBook)

Preparing Your Evacuation  “Grab and Go” Box (.pdf) (eBook)

Links for Hurricane News, Alerts and Help

Date: May 22nd, 2014

Check these websites and social media accounts often for updated Hurricane news and alerts.

1.  National Hurricane Center

Website: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Twitter:  @NHC_Atlantic

2. Texas Department of Transportation

Hurricane Information

3.  Texas Department of Public Safety

Hurricane Preparedness Information

Situation Reports

Twitter:  @TxDPS

4.  211 Texas

Website:  https://www.211texas.org/


5.  FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance

Website:  http://www.fema.gov/disaster-survivor-assistance

6.  Texas Department of Insurance

Disaster Preparedness Resource Pages (StormLink)

See the Texas EDEN Hurricane & Disaster Recovery Resources for fact sheets, guides and more.

Protecting Your Home from Storm Wind Damage

Date: May 20th, 2014

During severe thunderstorms or hurricanes, homes may be damaged or destroyed by high winds. Debris flying through the air can easily break through unprotected doors or windows. Learn how to protect your home.

Protecting Your Home from Wind Damage (pdf)

View more Texas EDEN Hurricane and Severe Weather resources

Hurricane Preparedness for Horses and Livestock Producers

Date: May 15th, 2014

Prepare now to protect your livestock from injury. Vaccinations, barn preparation, livestock evacuations, feed, hay and water storage are a few of the topics covered in these  publications and videos.

Hurricane Preparedness for Livestock Producers (eBook)

Evacuating Horses (video)

Hurricane Preparedness for Livestock Owners Part 1 (video)

Hurricane Preparedness for Livestock Owners Part 2 (video)

Sheltering Livestock in Place Part 1 (video)

Sheltering Livestock in Place Part 2 (video)

Livestock Preparedness & Recovery »

Procedures for Feeding Rescued Cattle & Horses in Hurricane-Affected Areas (pdf)

View More Resources on the Texas EDEN Animal Issues page »

Hurricane Evacuation Planning for People with Special Needs

Date: May 13th, 2014

Texans with disabilities or special needs are encouraged to prepare for hurricane season and other
disasters by planning ahead of time. Identifying readily available resources, needs, an evacuation kit
and plan are vitally important.