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Horse Care & Management Tips for Flooded Areas

Date: July 13th, 2015

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Department of Animal Science

Recent heavy rains and flood events have caused a number of horse owners to be concerned about pasture conditions and potential hazards associated with flood events. The following discussion outlines steps to be taken to ensure the safety of horses in pastures following heavy rainfall events.

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Hantavirus Case in Texas Panhandle

Date: July 13th, 2015

Source:  Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas health officials confirmed the state’s first case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome this year in a resident of the Texas Panhandle. The Texas Department of State Health Services reminds people to protect themselves from the virus that causes HPS. Although the person recovered from the infection, HPS is often severe and sometimes fatal.

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Heat Waves

Date: July 7th, 2015

Texans think they are tough enough to beat the heat.  But did you know that heat waves cause more deaths than other weather events in recent years.

Learn more about preparing for Heat Waves:

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/heat-wave

 


Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Date: June 30th, 2015

Do you know the difference between a hurricane and tropical storm? Are you prepared for a natural disaster? American Red Cross has answers for you!

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/hurricane

 

 


Care and Treatment of Livestock After a Hurricane

Date: June 23rd, 2015

Here are some tips on caring for and treating livestock post-hurricane.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/005-agriculture/pdf/care-and-treatment-of-livestock-after-a-hurricane.pdf

 


Power Outage Checklist

Date: June 16th, 2015

Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last a long time. There are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible.

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/power-outage

 


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!

http://essmextension.tamu.edu/drought/

 


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.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/001a-hot-topics/pdfs/2005-sept/texas-disaster-supplies-kit.pdf

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.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/pdf/Yea-4-H-Games-Activites-for-Shelters.pdf