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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.

View PDF Brochure

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.


Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

Date: September 9th, 2014

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn more about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the current response.

View CDC Ebola Resources

View Texas EDEN Human Disease and Epidemic Resources »

Disaster Preparation: Considering Special Needs

Date: September 8th, 2014

Most or all individuals have both specific personal needs as well as resources to assist others. This week’s National Preparedness Month topic is considering special needs. Find more tips about it here!


Preparing for the Unexpected

Date: September 4th, 2014

This booklet explains how to make a family disaster plan, how to compile a disaster supplies kit, where to find help, how to get involved in community efforts for disaster preparedness, and more! 


Also available in Spanish: http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/e-296s.htm