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Managing for Drought on Texas Rangelands

Date: June 9th, 2015

In Texas, drought is more “normal” than years of sustained rainfall.  Range managers are suffering from, getting over, or preparing for drought. During summer, use these helpful tips!



Disaster Supplies Kit

Date: June 1st, 2015

If you are forced to evacuate from your home or shelter-in-place, you will not have time to gather the necessary supplies. Assembling a disaster supplies kit will help your family stay safe and be more comfortable after a disaster.


Additional emergency supply resources are available here: http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/emergency-supply-kit-and-list.php

Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

Date: May 26th, 2015

Is your pet part of the family? If so, have you thought about their safety during a disaster? One way to prepare is to make a “grab and go” kit for them.

View the factsheet:  http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/pets[1].pdf


Yea 4-H! Recreation Games and Activities for use in Shelters and Evacuation Centers

Date: May 19th, 2015

Texas 4-H has created a list of youth-friendly games with guidelines on how to play them.



Can These Trees be Saved?

Date: May 15th, 2015

What at first glance may look like mortal wounds are not necessarily fatal to a tree. Trees have an amazing ability to recover from storm damage.


TxDOT Hurricane Information

Date: May 13th, 2015

The Texas Department of Transportation provides evacuation information via Twitter and Facebook. Learn your evacuation routes before a hurricane makes landfall.



Ebook: Texans, Get Ready! Be Prepared to Survive and Recover from a Disaster

Date: May 8th, 2015

Use this disaster preparedness ebook to protect yourself and your household during and immediately after a catastrophe by making a disaster plan and a disaster kit.



National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2015

Date: April 29th, 2015

Commit a couple of hours, or the entire day, and join others throughout the nation making communities a safer place to live on Saturday, May 2 for National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.


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Click for additional AgriLife Extension wildfire resources.


FEMA Mobile App

Date: April 28th, 2015

Be sure to download FEMA’s mobile app before a storm hits for tips to survive natural disasters, weather updates, a way to locate shelters and more.


Additional disaster preparedness resources available at:



Choosing and Using Insect Repellents

Date: April 21st, 2015

Mosquitoes, biting flies, and ticks can be nuisances and sometimes pose a serious risk to public health. Choose your insect repellent wisely to protect your health.