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Prepare now for Winter Weather and Freezing Temps

Date: Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Source:  Texas AgriLife Extension Service

The National Weather Service is forecasting an Arctic Blast of very cold air to settle into Texas sometime next week, January 12-17.

Prepare now to avoid costly damage to your home, farmstead, ranch or business.

Texas EDEN Winter Storm Resources

TDEM Winter Storm and Ice Storm Preparedness

NOAA Winter Weather Safety and Awareness

National Weather Service – Current Conditions


Winter Pet Care Tips

Date: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Source:  American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

It is best to keep pets indoors during the winter months, but if this is not possible, outdoor pets must be provided with shelter.

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Avoid Home Damage from Frozen Pipes

Date: Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Source: Texas Department of Insurance

Texas weather can change quickly, especially in the winter. A fast-moving cold front can cause temperatures to drop below freezing within hours. Outdoor pipes, pipes in unheated areas, and pipes that run along uninsulated exterior walls can burst if the water in them freezes and expands. This can shatter pipe seals or the pipes themselves, sending water pouring through your house. You can avoid thousands of dollars of damage to your walls, ceilings, carpets, and furniture by taking a few simple measures to protect your home.

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Food Safety for Relief Volunteers

Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Source:  Connie Sheppard, Bexar County Extension Agent, Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Food Safety is an issue everyday. People die from eating food that has been handled improperly. While it is hard during trying times and natural disasters to handle food, we still need to exercise caution to make sure people we are trying to help don’t get sick.

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Winter & Ice Storm Preparedness

Date: Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

In many parts of Texas, severe winter weather can threaten your safety and the safety of your property. Blizzards, heavy snow, freezing rain, ice, and freezing temperatures occasionally cause major problems in parts of Texas. During the winter of 2001, severe winter ice storms crippled the north-eastern part of the state; 46 counties were declared a disaster area by the President of the United States.

Winter storms are known as deceptive killers because most serious injuries and death are indirectly related to the storm. Some causes of injury and death include hypothermia from prolonged exposure to the cold, carbon monoxide poisoning from defective heating units and/or poor ventilation, and automobile accidents.

Protect yourself and your family. Prepare now for winter storms.

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Take precautions to keep the common cold at bay

Date: Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Source:  Texas AgriLife Extension Service

That “achy, coughing, stuffy so you can’t breathe” feeling that comes around generally at this time of year is annoying, but normally harmless, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialist.”A cold is usually harmless though it may not feel that way,” said Andrew Crocker, AgriLife Extension gerontology specialist. “Although more than 200 viruses can cause a common cold, the rhinovirus is the most common culprit and it is highly contagious.”

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Texas – It’s time to prepare for Winter Storms

Date: Monday, October 20th, 2008

Source(s): The Texas Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

It is time to begin preparing for winter storms that might affect your area.

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