Flooding resulting from Hurricane Alex is expected to affect many Texas counties.

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service offers a variety of disaster-related information, including preparing for and recovering from a flood. Many of these materials are available in both Spanish and English, and most can be downloaded free of charge. For specific topics, go to http://agrilifebookstore.org.

Additional information on flood and other disaster recovery is available at the Texas Extension Disaster Education Network website, http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/floods.php and through county AgriLife Extension offices.

AgriLife Extension also has a series of public service announcements relating to flooding and other natural disasters in English and Spanish available on the AgriLife News website at http://agnews.tamu.edu. These PSAs, which typically run from 30 to 60 seconds, are free for broadcasters and also may be used by print or broadcast media and on emergency assistance websites.

Public service announcement topics include food handling and safety, mildew removal, water purification, cooking without electricity, personal hygiene, eliminating refrigerator odors, home repairs and returning home after a flood, and how to cope with stress. PSA scripts and audio recordings can be found at http://agnews.tamu.edu/issues/hurricane. Click on English or Spanish to make the preferred language selection.

Additionally, video and audio stories on sheltering and evacuating horses, tending to horse trailers and preparing livestock for an imminent storm can be found at http://agnews.tamu.edu/issues/hurricane/videoandaudio.php.