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Texas Recovery Resources – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
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.
In the event of a disaster, computer access may be limited. We recommend having some of the below documents already downloaded, printed, and stored in a secure location for immediate access and use.
Community Resilience News and Resources
The Hill Country Alliance has spent the past 15 years bringing together residents from across the 17 counties of the Texas Hill Country. As we move forward and adapt to new forms of community connection, we are working to keep you informed on relevant Hill Country news and regional resources.
These are non-exhaustive lists of resources found throughout the Hill Country that will continue to be updated. If we missed a relevant resource in your part of the Hill Country, or if you have suggestions on additional Hill Country community resources we should cover, please contact email@example.com.
Additional Guidebooks & Disaster Recovery Guidance – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
After a Disaster – How to Recover
This disaster recovery guide 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 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System.
You can also explore and download individual sections of the guide here.
Texans, Get Ready! Be Prepared to Survive and Recover from a Disaster
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. Created byTexas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System.
Prepare Your Grab-and-Go Kit
Make a grab-and-go kit so basic items can be accessed easily before a disaster strikes. You can use a backpack or suitcase to carry your kit. Gather the following items on the list to form your kit. Created by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System.
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Maintain Your Health During a Disaster
Water Damage Restoration and Clean Up Checklist
After the flood waters recede and the cleanup has been done, most folks want to get back into their homes or businesses and start rebuilding. The problem is that wood that has been submerged in water has likely absorbed a large amount of water. 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. Use this eBook as a guide during your water damage restoration and clean up process. Created by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System.
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- Additional Disaster Recovery Guides – State and federal guidance for financial security, storm debris, and much more.
- Food and Water Safety – Guidance for residents’ health post-disaster, from cooking without power to water well testing.
- Health & Safety Resources for Disaster Recovery – Resources for children and adults, covering hygiene as well as physical and mental health.
- Disaster Recovery Resources for Animals – Guidance on prioritizing animal care during and after a disaster, with a particular focus on livestock.
- Disaster Recovery Resources for Financial Recovery & Risk Management – Guidance for residents’ financial security post-disaster, from replacing personal documents to receiving disaster assistance funding.
- Restoring Your Home & Belongings After a Disaster – Guidance for residents’ household restoration, from the first day back through the rebuilding process.
- Tree Removal & Recovery – Guidance for residents’ tree care and maintenance – both post-disaster and preventative.
You access all these resources and many more on the Texas Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) website.
HCA Coronavirus Commentary and Resources
Hill Country Alliance staff has been adapting to the new reality of working remotely. We’re hosting weekly video staff calls via Zoom, moving in-person events and workshops to the fall, and doing our best to support our incredible partners around this region.
We are also taking this time to look forward – how can we better fulfill our mission of bringing together an ever-expanding alliance of groups throughout Central Texas for the long-term objective of preserving open spaces, water supply, water quality and the region’s unique character?
If you have a resource or information you’d like to share with the community relating to coronavirus response, local economic resilience, or something similar, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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