Serving Texans Through Disaster Support & Education

The Disaster Assessment and Recovery, DAR, unit in AgriLife Extension is a collaborative educational network dedicated to educating citizens about disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. DAR is a part of the Texas A&M System Keeping Texas Prepared initiative and is affiliated with National Extension Disaster Education Network.

Preparedness, Response and Recovery

This site is intended to accommodate Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agents and all Texas citizens by sharing educational resources to reduce the impact of natural and man-made disasters for individuals, families and communities.

The primary goals of AgriLife Extension DAR are to:

Provide credible and reliable information relating to disaster preparedness and recovery for individuals, families, and urban and/or rural communities.

Reduce the impact associated with disaster by disseminating educational materials related to disaster mitigation, preparedness and recovery.

Hot Topics

  • Severe Weather 101: Tornadoes, Severe Thunderstorms

    Learn all about thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, lightning, floods, damaging winds and more.

  • Fires & Wildfires

    Wildfires affect America’s farms and ranches, damaging and destroying homes, barns, agriculture production facilities, crops and livestock. Much of this damage can be avoided, or at least minimized, if a few precautions are taken to minimize the risk and spread of wildfires.

  • Preparing for Winter Storms

    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 havoc in parts of Texas.

  • Texas Flu Season Resources & Updates

    Help spread the word, not the flu, with downloadable fliers, stickers, and door hangers.


For general inquiries about the DAR unit and information related to disaster education and preparation, please contact:

A headshot of Dr. Monty Dozier, DAR program director

Dr. Monty Dozier
Associate Professor & Program Director
Disaster Assessment and Recovery
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Office: 979-458-9271
Mobile: 979-255-5506

Public Information Contact:

Blair Fannin
Disaster Assessment and Recovery
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Office: 979-803-1264

For more information about the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, please visit