As many Texans recover from recent flood damage, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has resources that can help.
The Texas Extension Disaster Education Network, or Texas EDEN, has science-based materials related to floods, and other emergencies and disasters at texashelp.tamu.edu. View the Texas EDEN Floods page for expert advice on flood recovery, and see these specific resources for additional information and for experts to contact:
- Can These Trees Be Saved? (ER-039): information on assessing tree damage after a storm or disaster
- When Your Trees Fail: Who Do You Call? (ER-040): a fact sheet on contacts who can help residents with tree care and removal
- After a Disaster: Recovery Safety Tips (ER-019): advice for avoiding health and safety issues during recovery efforts, including chainsaw safety and how to avoid mosquitos and snakes
- Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Responding to Electrical Power Outages and Floods(ER-001): information on responding to a disaster’s effects on residential septic systems
- Salvaging Timber: Landowner Do’s and Don’ts (ER-037): a fact sheet helping landowners make decisions about damaged timber
Read this AgriLife TODAY article for more information about Texas EDEN and flood safety.
The National Forest Service Flooding and Its Effects on Trees page also has helpful information for landowners assessing and monitoring damaged trees. And, for resources on maintaining and protecting healthy riparian areas along streams and rivers, visit the Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program at texasriparian.org.