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Disaster Preparedness for Special Needs Populations

Date: September 12th, 2014

In an effort to better inform the community, the Northeast Texas Public Health District has
compiled 18 Emergency Preparedness Topics and formatted the information to be
friendly to deaf, blind, and limited sight populations.  

http://www.accessibleemergencyinfo.com/


USDA Disaster Information & Agencies

Date: September 10th, 2014

Source:  United States Department of Agriculture

Information on the different programs available for producers and farmers during an Emergency or Disaster.

View PDF Brochure


College Student Disaster Preparedness

Date: September 9th, 2014

Most universities and colleges encourage students and faculty to develop an emergency plan. As college students begin to return for another school year, encourage the use of these tips on developing your own plan.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/disaster-preparedness-for-college-students.php


Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

Date: September 9th, 2014

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn more about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the current response.

View CDC Ebola Resources

View Texas EDEN Human Disease and Epidemic Resources »


Disaster Preparation: Considering Special Needs

Date: September 8th, 2014

Most or all individuals have both specific personal needs as well as resources to assist others. This week’s National Preparedness Month topic is considering special needs. Find more tips about it here!

http://www.ready.gov/considerations?utm_source=hp_promo&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=fema_hp


Preparing for the Unexpected

Date: September 4th, 2014

This booklet explains how to make a family disaster plan, how to compile a disaster supplies kit, where to find help, how to get involved in community efforts for disaster preparedness, and more! 

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/eb-6178.htm

Also available in Spanish: http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/e-296s.htm


Reconnect with Family after a Disaster

Date: September 2nd, 2014

Family members may be displaced when disaster strikes. It’s important to make a plan now so that you will know what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in an emergency.

http://www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan?utm_source=hp_promo&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=fema_hp


FEMA Emergency Preparedness App – Now in Spanish

Date: August 22nd, 2014

Source:  FEMA.gov

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has launched a free Spanish-language app with information on what individuals can do before, during and after a disaster to keep their families and communities safe.

View Full Article

Article in Spanish

Download the App on Apple App Store

Download the App on Google Play

Spanish Video Introduction to App

Spanish Frequently Asked Questions


Texas Department of Public Safety- Hurricane Preparedness

Date: August 21st, 2014

The Texas Department of Public Safety offers multiple hurricane preparedness and recovery resources regarding evacuating pets, supplies to keep on hand and more.

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/ThreatAwareness/weather_aware_hurricane.htm


Financial Recovery: Homeowner’s Property Insurance Issues

Date: August 19th, 2014

Learn more about Hurricanes and homeowner’s property insurance.

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/er-035.htm