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Driving in Snow and Ice

Date: January 12th, 2016

Everything you need to know to prepare you for the rough winter roads.



Dealing with Stress After a Blizzard

Date: January 8th, 2016

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

The recent Winter Storm Goliath and aftermath may increase the pileup of stressors and strain faced by Agriculture producers, workers and their families.  Use these resources to take action now to manage stress. Then build an emotional and financial recovery plan.

Disaster Stress

Managing Stress

Communication Under Pressure

Finding Help

Links to Mental Health Assistance


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Winter Storm Preparation

Date: January 5th, 2016

With a little planning, you can protect yourself and your family from winter storms and keep your property losses to a minimum.



Winter Survival Kit App

Date: December 29th, 2015

The Winter Survival Kit smartphone app can be as critical as a physical winter survival kit if you find yourself stuck or stranded in severe winter weather conditions.



Holiday Traveling Safety

Date: December 22nd, 2015

Catch some holiday traveling safety tips from the Texas A&M Health Science Center.



Texas Farmers and Ranchers Have Options for Disaster Assistance

Date: December 17th, 2015

Source:  FEMA.gov

When disasters such as the October severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding strike, farmers and ranchers may be eligible for assistance from several agencies and should apply today.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may assist survivors who are farmers and ranchers with some immediate needs including:

  • Grants to pay for temporary housing and minor home repairs,
  • Grants to replace personal property, including clothing,
  • Grants to pay for serious immediate needs not covered by insurance.

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Christmas Tree Safety

Date: December 15th, 2015

Christmas trees are a traditional part of the Christmas holiday. They can also be a major source of fuel in a fire.



Holiday Food Safety

Date: December 10th, 2015

No one wants to be ill during the festive season. Follow these holiday food safety tips.



Holiday Fire Safety

Date: December 1st, 2015

Protect your home and family from candle and Christmas tree fire this holiday season.



Safely Thawing a Turkey

Date: November 24th, 2015

There are several ways of thawing a turkey for your Thanksgiving meal. Learn what’s suggested by the professionals.