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Holiday Traveling Safety

Date: December 22nd, 2015

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHC6kR1sz9Y

 


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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View Disaster Recovery Resources

 


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.

http://www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics/fire-causes/holiday/christmas-tree-and-holiday-lights

 


Holiday Food Safety

Date: December 10th, 2015

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

http://travis-tx.tamu.edu/family-consumer-sciences/food-preservation-safety/

 


Holiday Fire Safety

Date: December 1st, 2015

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

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/holiday.html

 


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.

http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/solutions/safely-thawing-turkey/

 


Winter Survival Kit

Date: November 19th, 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.

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/apps/winter-survival-kit

 


Avian Influenza

Date: November 10th, 2015

Avian Influenza is a disease of wild birds and domestic poultry caused by many different subtypes of Type A influenza virus.

http://eden.lsu.edu/Topics/AgDisasters/AvianFlu/Pages/default.aspx

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/sa_animal_disease_information/sa_avian_health?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2FAPHIS_Content_Library%2FSA_Our_Focus%2FSA_Animal_Health%2FSA_Animal_Disease_Information%2FSA_Avian_Health%2FSA_Biosecurity_for_Birds

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/001a-hot-topics/avian-bird-flu.php

 


Flu.gov – Get the facts!

Date: November 3rd, 2015

Don’t let flu season sneak up on you; prepare today to keep your family safe.

http://www.flu.gov/


Protecting Your Home Against Wildfires

Date: October 29th, 2015

By taking a proactive approach to wildfire prevention, you can significantly increase your safety and your home’s likelihood of survival during a catastrophic wildfire event.

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/ProtectYourHome/