Texas Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) is a collaborative educational network dedicated to educating citizens about disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Texas EDEN is a part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and is affiliated with National Extension Disaster Education Network.
This site is intended to accommodate Texas AgriLife Extension agents and all Texas citizens by sharing education resources to reduce the impact of natural and man-made disasters for individuals, families and communities.
The primary goals of Texas EDEN are to:
1. Provide credible and reliable information relating to disaster preparedness and recovery for individuals, families, and urban and/or rural communities.
2. Reduce the impact associated with disaster by disseminating educational materials related to disaster mitigation, preparedness and recovery.
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Stress is a normal part of everyday life, but it can worsen when a disaster happens in your area. Increased stress can negatively affect preexisting health conditions. Learn to manage daily stress before a disaster occurs to reduce its impact on your health.
Use this disaster preparedness guide to protect yourself and your household during and immediately after a catastrophe by making a disaster plan and a disaster kit. Plan to take care of yourself without outside help for at least 3 days.
Special considerations include keeping food safe to eat, sheltering-in-place, and discussing a disaster with children.
Whooping cough, which is also known as Pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by a bacteria. Whooping cough is a very serious disease and can cause permanent disability and even death to infants.
Learn how to improve urban tree health, position urban trees to better withstand severe weather (hurricane, ice storms, drought), and minimize damage and loss of not only the beloved trees, but also surrounding structures (homes, vehicles, powerlines, etc.) -- Be Tree Wise. Protect Life and Limbs.
After a disaster such as a hurricane or flood, your water supplies may have become contaminated or been temporarily cut off. This guide briefly explains how to disinfect water using household chemicals, how to find water in and around your home, and how to store water safely. Listen to and follow public announcements from your local authorities.
Safe food and water supplies are a major concern following a natural disaster such as a tornado, flood, hurricane or blizzard. Families who live in disaster-prone areas may benefit from being prepared in the event of disaster. Knowing how to safely handle food and water in the immediate few days after the disaster can reduce stress, worry and inconvenience.
Grazing lands are subject to wildfire because of an abundance of fine fuel (grass), frequent dry conditions, and proximity to an ignition source -usually a road or highway. Due to the risk of Wildfire, rangelands and pastures must be protected from accidental fires and/or those that are intentionally set. Firebreaks are a necessary and useful tool in this regard.
Recent natural disasters have emphasized the importance of emergency preparedness. Everyone should have individual and family evacuation plans in place. It is critical that each family have a planned evacuation arrangement and an evacuation "to-go" box ready for emergencies.
All may appear lost, but with time and rain, pastures burned by recent wildfires will come back stronger if cattle are not restocked too early. The loss of standing vegetation affects not only the availability of feed for livestock, but also feed and cover, including nesting habitat for wildlife. This eBook is a checklist of considerations for post-fire management.
With the right preparation you can protect your livestock from injury should a hurricane occur. This eBook briefly covers vaccinations, barn preparation, livestock evacuations, feed, hay and water storage.
Hurricanes can put livestock in immediate danger of drowning from flooding caused by heavy rains or storm surges in low-lying areas. In addition, flying debris or collapsing buildings can injure animals. These recommendations are just a partial list of actions that livestock owners should be aware of in a post-hurricane event and do not cover several species-specific concerns.
Guía de recuperación de desastres que ofrece información sencilla sobre cómo los individuos, las familias y las empresas pueden recuperarse de un desastre como un incendio, un huracán, el mal tiempo y mucho más. Creado por el Servicio de Extensión Cooperativa de Texas, Texas A & M del sistema.
Disaster recovery guide that provides simple information on how individuals, families and businesses can recover from a disaster such as a wildfire, hurricane, severe weather and more. Created by The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System.