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Emergency Preparedness for Businesses

Date: August 16th, 2016

Source:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

View links to Management Planning Guides, Facility Protection, Other Resources for Business Emergency Preparation:



Disaster Preparedness for Older Adults

Date: August 9th, 2016

Know. Plan. React. Older adults need a disaster preparedness plan, too.

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Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Date: August 2nd, 2016

Keep yourself and your pets safe during a disaster:



Home Water Conservation Tips

Date: July 26th, 2016

Even after a wetter than normal Spring, drought is still a looming threat in Texas. Water conservation begins at home.



How to “Summerize” Dairy Facilities

Date: July 19th, 2016

Learn more about protecting your dairy cows and facilities from extreme summer heat.



May Storms Federal Assistance Process

Date: July 14th, 2016

Applying for federal disaster assistance for the May storms is a two-step process. Taking those two steps ensures consideration for all FEMA programs and the U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans.



Cleaning Flood Damaged Homes

Date: July 12th, 2016

Rebuilding too quickly after a flood can cause continuing problems such as mold growth, insect infestations, and deterioration of the wood and wall coverings.  Flood waters are not clean water; therefore, most porous building materials must be removed and replaced with new materials.

Water Damage Restoration & Clean Up Checklist


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Managing Mosquitoes After a Flood

Date: July 5th, 2016

Floods can set up a potential hot bed for mosquito production and the diseases they transmit.  Use these resources to manage mosquitoes after a flood or heavy rains.


Related:  Controlling Mosquitoes to Reduce the Spread of Zika Virus



College Student Disaster Preparedness

Date: June 28th, 2016

Parents and college students…use these resources to prepare for a disaster:




Disaster Preparedness for Child Care Centers

Date: June 21st, 2016

Use these resources to prepare a Child Care Center for a disaster such as a storm, flood or hurricane.