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Severe Spring Weather in Texas

Date: April 4th, 2014

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Thunderstorms produce lightning, high winds, and rain. Many strong thunderstorms produce hail and some produce tornadoes. NOAA Weather Radio is the prime alerting and critical information delivery system for thunderstorms. The following sites provide information on severe thunderstorm preparedness.

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Rangeland management is key to surviving Texas drought

Date: March 19th, 2014

Source:  AgriLife Today

Improved management adapted to changing rangeland conditions will be a key to surviving three back-to-back years of drought.

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Carbon Monoxide Safety Outreach Materials

Date: February 17th, 2014

Source: U.S. Fire Administration

Help inform residents in your community about the dangers of carbon monoxide and portable generators with these messages and free materials.

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Safely Shelter In Your Home During a Disaster

Date: February 10th, 2014

Source:  eXtension.org

Be prepared for tornadoes hurricanes, earthquakes, floods or other types of disasters – inspect your home to find and correct potential hazards before disaster strikes.

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Flu on the Rise in Texas; DSHS Encourages Vaccination, Prevention

Date: December 19th, 2013

Source:  Texas Department of State Health Services

Getting vaccinated is the best way to stop the spread of the flu. Additionally, cover all coughs and sneezes, wash hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, and stay home if sick.

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Latest Available DSHS Weekly Flu Surveillance Report

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Use Caution When Dealing With Winter Storm-Damaged Trees

Date: December 17th, 2013

Source:  Texas A&M Forest Service

The Texas A&M Forest Service reminds homeowners to be careful with damaged trees. Trunks and branches are heavy and should be considered dangerous until they can be brought to the ground. Even limbs as small as two inches can cause injury if they fall on someone.

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Disaster Preparedness Gifts for Holiday Season

Date: December 4th, 2013

Source:  FEMA.gov

The heavy demands of the holiday season can be a busy time for all. Managing family obligations and handling seasonal preparations alongside regular day-to-day activities can make disaster preparedness less of a priority. In fact, the onset of winter is a critical time for safety preparation, and several items that are critical in emergencies also make good holiday gifts.

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Prepare Now for Winter Weather

Date: November 12th, 2013

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

In many parts of Texas, winter weather can threaten your safety and the safety of your property.

Use these resources to prepare for winter weather including freezing rain and snow.

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Winter Weather Tips from the Department of Insurance


Texas Flood Recovery Resources

Date: November 1st, 2013

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Use these resources to recover from the recent flooding in Texas.

They are available for download in PDF format.

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Valley Fever in Texas (Coccidioidomycosis)

Date: November 1st, 2013

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coccidioides is a fungus found in the soil of dry, low rainfall areas. It is endemic (native and common) in many areas of the southwestern United States, Mexico, Central and South America. Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever, is a common cause of pneumonia in endemic areas. It is difficult to avoid exposure to Coccidioides, but people who are at higher risk should try to avoid breathing in large amounts of dust if they are in endemic areas.

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Valley Fever: Awareness is Key

Valley Fever Fact Sheet (pdf)

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