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Hot Topics

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.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/pdfs/dont-dread-plan-ahead.pdf

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/pdfs/Emergency-Supplies-Checklist-Texans-with-Disabilities.pdf

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/001a-hot-topics/pdfs/2005-sept/texas-diabetes-supplies-kit-list.pdf


The Deadliest Animal in the World

Date: May 12th, 2014

What makes a mosquito the most dangerous animal, killing 725,000 people per year? Mosquitoes carry devastating diseases, like malaria, and are present in every region of the world except Antarctica.

http://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Most-Lethal-Animal-Mosquito-Week

Access our AgriLife Extension publications to find out more about mosquitoes and how to protect your loved ones.  http://texashelp.tamu.edu/disaster-information-recovery.php#healthIssues


Earthquakes

Date: May 8th, 2014

Don’t let an earthquake shake up your world; learn the facts! FEMA offers general knowledge about earthquakes, tips in being prepared for one and more. Access the FEMA website through the link listed and keep your family safe in a time of disaster.

http://www.fema.gov/earthquake


Tornadoes

Date: May 5th, 2014

What is a tornado? When and where can one occur? What is the difference in a tornado watch and a tornado warning? If these are questions that you and your family don’t have an answer to, follow the link to become educated on the “ins and outs” of this disaster.

http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/tornadoes/


How to Recover After a Disaster

Date: May 1st, 2014

Disasters can strike and turn a family’s world upside down in just a matter of seconds. When it is time to return home and recover, many aren’t sure what to do. This publication, which is also available in Spanish, provides those  instructions and assistance.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/012-disaster-recovery-resources/pdf/B6203-after-a-disaster.pdf

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/012-disaster-recovery-resources/pdf/B6230S-Despues-de-un-Desastre.pdf

 


Identity Theft Is Not Just an “Adult” Problem

Date: April 28th, 2014

“Identity theft is not just a problem affecting adults, it can also affect those who are too young to legally open accounts or even understand the concept of financial debt or having credit,” said Nancy Granovsky, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family economics specialist in College Station. Read this article and learn more about identity theft in adolescents.

http://today.agrilife.org/2014/04/23/agrilife-extension-expert-identity-theft-not-just-an-adult-problem/


Mosquito Control Around the Home

Date: April 25th, 2014

Understanding the four distinct stages in the lifecycle of a mosquito can help effectively control mosquitoes around the home. This short publication explains the time span of these stages and how to keep your home and family safe. Also available in Spanish.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/001a-hot-topics/pdfs/2008-floods-mosquitoes/E33-mosquito-control-around-the-home.pdf

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/001a-hot-topics/pdfs/2008-floods-mosquitoes/E33-mosquito-control-around-the-home-espanol.pdf


Choosing and Using Insect Repellents

Date: April 21st, 2014

To protect you and your family from diseases, such as West Nile Virus or Lyme disease, choose insect repellents wisely. Read through this online publication to find out more about insect repellents, including how to use them safely and common active ingredients.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/001a-hot-topics/pdfs/2005-sept/insect-repellents.pdf

 

 


Controlling Blow Flies

Date: April 17th, 2014

Blow flies lay their eggs on animal remains and spread disease. To
control blow flies, it is important to remove dead animals, dispose
of them properly and use effective insecticides when necessary. Read
more in this FREE online resource. Also available in Spanish.

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/er-026.htm

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/er-026s.htm


Controlling Houseflies

Date: April 16th, 2014

Houseflies can be a large problem after a disaster as they lay eggs and
develop on rotting organic matter. This FREE online resource explains
how to suppress housefly populations around homes and businesses. Also
available in Spanish.

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/er-025.htm

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/er-025s.htm