As of September 23, 2019
As Tropical Storm Imelda response efforts transition to recovery efforts, those affected are faced with a variety of challenges – down fences, stray livestock, animal disposal, etc. Please find animal/livestock recovery messaging below.

If cattle or livestock have strayed onto your property, call … Read More

Texas A&M Forest service responds
As torrential rainfall from Tropical Depression Imelda has led to life-threatening flooding, responders from Texas A&M Forest Service are supporting state incident operations and leading initial Incident Management Teams (IMT) in Southeast Texas. An eight-person Incident Planning Section is en route to the Beaumont Disaster District … Read More

With the probability of extensive rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda, Texans should take measures to prepare their houses, farms and ranches for what may come. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Disaster Education Network has a page for flooding resources.

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated five Oklahoma counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Comanche, Cotton, Jackson, Kiowa, and Tillman counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency … Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott has placed numerous resources on standby across the state and elevated the State Operations Center to level 3 (Increased Readiness) as severe weather approaches the Gulf Coast of Texas. The Texas Division of Emergency Management will be rostering four Texas A&M Task Force One Boat Squads in … Read More

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Duval, Jim Hogg, Webb and Zapata counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. 

Agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can now apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will begin Sept. 11, 2019. WHIP+ will be available for eligible producers who have suffered eligible losses … Read More

With hunting season upon us, many Texans are headed to hunting leases and other open areas across the state. This influx of people into natural environments means a greater potential for human-caused wildfires.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the state of disaster declaration for South Texas due to drought conditions. The counties covered in the initial declaration are Duval, Hall, Jim Hogg, Randall, Swisher, Webb, and Zapata counties. Abbott certified on Aug. 30 that the dry conditions continue and now also threaten … Read More

With the wildfire season really heating up, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering several fact sheets to help homeowners prepare for and mitigate wildfire damages.