Content tagged "disaster"

Emergency Management: Preparing Your Natural Disaster Response

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This presentation demonstrates how Texas AgriLife Extension Service integrated into the State Emergency Management Plan to prepare and address future...

Frequently Asked Questions About Flooded Gardens and Lawns

To remove water from a flooded garden it is best to divert the water and if necessary, pump out excess water. However, this will not reverse damage caused by...

Farm Security Checklist

Is your farm or ranch protected against everyday crime? How about agroterrorism? The measures to take to protect your land and property from both types of...

3 Tips for Buying Flood Insurance

We all live in a flood zone. The question is, ‘what is our risk of flooding?’ Even someone that does not live near a body of water may be susceptible to...

Disaster Preparedness Video

Disaster and emergency preparedness really should be part of our every day lives. Being prepared can make an emergency or disaster much less tragic for our...

It seems like we are seeing more and more natural disasters these days and I am concerned about the safety of my family in the event we have a natural disaster where I live. What should I do to make sure we are prepared?

Your home disaster supplies kit should contain essential food, water and supplies for at least three days. Keep this kit in a designated place and have it...

Evaluating Seafood for Petroleum Contamination

Sample intake, mass spectrometry machine. Photo by Nayu Kim  Public health officials and seafood regulators are charged with ensuring that seafood is safe to...

Local Governments and Hazard Mitigation Planning

Hurricane Sandy, Seaside, New Jersey FEMA imagesWhen devastating storms like Sandy and Katrina hit the U.S., what exactly is the role of local governments in...

Keeping Your Financial Records Secure

Photo by Ian Dick. Used with permission.Watch this webinar recording Keeping Your Financial Records Secure and learn how to manage your financial records –...

4 Places to Find Flood Forecast Maps

Floods Updated: September 09, 2015

There are a number of websites available to help you determine and monitor potential flooding in your area. The following websites allow users to monitor...

Horse's Best Chance During Disasters

Horses Updated: July 02, 2015

Have you and your horse experienced a natural disaster? Do you know how to prepare yourself and your horse if a disaster occurs? Take the course "Horse's...

Does an effective fire-defensible space require a lot of bare ground around my house?

No. While bare ground would certainly provide an effective fire-defensible space, it is not necessary and looks bad. Bare ground may also cause soil to...

Gender and Vulnerability in Emergency Contexts

"There are steps we can take to reduce risk in vulnerable populations in emergency situations and disasters." says Andrea Burniske. Listen and watch the ...

Winter Safety Game: "Grandma's Birthday Blizzard"

Network Literacy Updated: October 16, 2014

The Winter Safety Game: "Grandma's Birthday Blizzard" is a 3D immersive lesson that teaches the basics of winter safety preparedness. This is a seasonal...

Flooding: The Big Picture

Experiencing a flooding event is always difficult but having a broader understanding of what is happening around you can help you through the process....

7 Ways to Use Social Media Before, During, and After a Flood

The same social media sites that you use in your daily life to share and connect with friends can become a lifeline before, during, or after a flood....

7 Ways to Reduce Vulnerability and Prepare for Disaster

We are all subjected to various hazards (flooding, wildfires, tornadoes, etc.). Many people want to prepare in advance but are unsure of where to start,...

Kenneth Hellevang

Floods Updated: June 14, 2014

 Kenneth Hellevang, Ph. D., Professor, Professional EngineerKen has a Ph. D. degree in engineering, is a registered professional engineer, and has obtained...

I am a caregiver. How can I prepare to shelter in place?

There are a number of important things you should do to prepare to shelter in place. One of the most important is to prepare a disaster kit. This kit should...

What does "shelter in place" mean?

 Simply put, shelter in place means stay inside in the safest area until the danger is past. A safe area will vary depending on the hazard. For example, if...

Include a winter emergency kit when packing for winter travels

If stuck in your car during a winter storm, a disaster supplies kit might save your life.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends items...

I care for someone who is bedridden. Whom should I call for help with evacuation during a disaster.

It is a good idea to plan ahead for resources and services you and your loved one might need. Contact your city or county government's emergency preparedness...

How can I protect my property from future floods?

Here are a few ways you can protect your property from future floods:

How can I organize my personal and financial papers in case of an emergency?

Organizing your personal and financial documents in case of emergency is a smart thing to do. Having these documents organized and available will help get...

I think someone has stolen or is trying to steal my identity. What should I do?

Floods Personal Finance Updated: December 08, 2013

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