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Fredericksburg Ranch Gathering canceled

Due to flooding in Central Texas, Thursday’s ranch gathering in Fredericksburg has been canceled. Some areas have received up to 12 inches of rain with more on the way, resulting in high water on roads and washed-out bridges. The safety of our members, friends, guests and neighbors is foremost, so please be careful if you’re on the roads, and don’t drive into high water. We have collected a few links and resources for flood watches, warnings and disaster information to keep you aware and prepared. Read more…

General Discussion, Disaster, General Discussion Read more... Oct 17, 2018

OK Gov. Fallin declares state of emergency due to widespread rain, high winds

Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency Tuesday for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to flooding, severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds that have struck the state since Friday, Oct. 5. The storm system has delivered widespread heavy rain and high winds across much of the state since then, with damage to power lines and power poles as well as trees, roofs and structures. Numerous tornadoes have also been reported. Additional severe weather and flooding are possible this weekend. Read more…

General Discussion, Disaster Read more... Oct 10, 2018

Abbott issues disaster declaration in response to severe weather and flooding in North Texas

Governor Greg Abbott issued a State Disaster Declaration on Sept. 28 for Ellis, Sutton and Tarrant counties in North Texas due to impacts by severe weather and flooding. Read more…

General Discussion, Disaster, General Discussion Read more... Oct 01, 2018

TSCRA Govt Affairs Roundup: Policy Conference, eminent domain reform and WOTUS

This week TSCRA Government and Public Affairs staff have been preparing for the annual policy conference next week in Bastrop. Other activities included meeting with state legislators and staff concerning eminent domain and monitoring an injunction issued this week preventing the implementation of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule in Texas. Read more…

General Discussion, Disaster, General Discussion, General Discussion, Issues & Policy Read more... Sep 14, 2018

As Flo bears down on East Coast, Texas faces flooding from Gulf disturbance

Gov. Greg Abbott instructed several agencies to increase preparedness as heavy rainfall, floods and gusty winds are expected across portions of the Texas coast this weekend. The atmospheric event in the Gulf of Mexico is not likely to become a tropical depression, though. –The Texas Tribune Read more…

General Discussion, Disaster Read more... Sep 14, 2018

Tropical development likely in the Gulf of Mexico with chance for heavy rains in Texas

With the probability of extensive rain and high winds throughout much of the state from a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, Texans should take measures to prepare their houses, farms and ranches for what may come. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has a variety of resources and information to help you prepare. Read more…

General Discussion, Animal Health, General Discussion, Disaster Read more... Sep 12, 2018

Flooding: How you can prepare

Tropical storms, hurricanes, and thunderstorms can cause flooding with little or no warning. Severe weather has the potential to cause catastrophic loss of life and property, financial, and environment damage to local communities. Animals may be displaced and need temporary sheltering, housing feeding, and care. They may also be injured or diseased and need veterinary attention. Prepare now to protect your livestock and pets during flooding. The Texas Animal Health Commission offers fact sheets on what to do before, during and after a flood. Read more…

General Discussion, Animal Health, General Discussion, Disaster Read more... Sep 12, 2018

AgriLife Extension supports National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is reminding Texans it has a variety of disaster and emergency preparedness and recovery information available. Read more…

General Discussion, Disaster Read more... Sep 07, 2018

Are you and your horses ready for emergency evacuation?

The Horse and the University of California, Davis, Center for Equine Health have partnered to help protect you and your horses from natural disaster. Test your preparedness and learn potentially life-saving tricks with an interactive guide. Read more… 

General Discussion, Animal Health, General Discussion, Disaster Read more... Sep 07, 2018

Protecting animals from wildfire smoke

Smoke does not only take a toll on humans. It can also affect pets, horses, livestock, and wildlife. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says if can see or feel the effects of smoke yourself, you also should take precautions to keep your animals – both pets and livestock – safe. Read more…

General Discussion, Animal Health, General Discussion, Disaster, General Discussion, Wildlife Read more... Aug 24, 2018