Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
Community Search
Outreach
Share |

TEXAS FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (TFMA) WEATHER SAFETY EDUCATION AND FLOOD OUTREACH PROGRAM.

The Texas Floodplain Management Association has made a major commitment to educate the general public on the dangers and risks of natural hazards that affect Texas with special emphasis on flash flooding.  Working with our primary partner – the National Weather Service and other local and state agencies, TFMA was instrumental in forming the Texas Flash Flood Coalition in 2007 to intensify our focus on flash flooding in Texas.  Utilizing the new TFFC website we are encouraging local communities to share Best Flood Safety practices so that other communities can learn from our success and take actions to save life and property from floods.  TFMA supports the Coalition website and TFFC meetings.

Check it out at: http://texasflashflood.org/

 

Within TFMA, resources have been committed to development of various promotional items to support and promote flood safety.  The following is a listing of the various Flood Safety Outreach Promotional Items developed by TFMA.  Many of these resources have been developed for kids, especially TFMA’s TexAnna TADDpole and more information on TFMA’s Outreach for Kids can be found under the TFMA Kids Corner that follows. 

 

TEXAS FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

 

"Turn Around Don’t Drown” TADD

Flood Safety Education and Outreach Program

The TFMA Flood Safety Education and Outreach Program is directed towards Texas school children and parents.  This life saving program consists of the following items:

 

For Teachers:

A DVD with Power Point presentations on "Natural Hazards in Texas” and TexAnna TADDpole talks to kids about flood safety.

 

Teachers Instructional Guide

 

 

 

For School Children:

 

Copy of the TFMA "TexAnna TADDpole Coloring Book

 

 

      English                                                        Spanish

Print your Order Froms Here!

A Spanish version of the TexAnna TADDpole Coloring Book is in the Development Stage!

 

We are also working on a TexAnna TADDpole Story Book as a companion to the Coloring Book.

TADD Lapel Pin

 

TADD Bumper Sticker

 

 

 

TADD Koosie

TADD Tote Bags

 

 

Have developed TADD piñatas for use at schools and other promotional events

 

And coming soon, a new line of TexAnna TADDpole kids jewelry.

 

Contact TFMA to order any of the above items.  Availability and quantities are limited.

KID’S CORNER RESOURCES

TEXAS FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

 

TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/conservation/education/kids/

            KIDS POSTER

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/conservation/education/kids/doc/TWDB_Kids_poster.pdf

            MAJOR RIVERS

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/conservation/education/kids/MajorRivers/

 

 

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

                STANLEY AND STELLA EDUCATE KIDS

http://www.fema.gov/blog/2012-07-16/flat-stanley-and-flat-stella-join-fema

 

READY.GOV – FOR KIDS

FLAT STANLEY

http://www.ready.gov/flatstanley

                FUN AND GAMES

http://www.ready.gov/kids/fun-games

                SESAME STREET –LETS GET READY

http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/ready

 

 

CITY OF SAN ANTONIO AND BEXAR COUNTY – READY SOUTH TEXAS

                TEX SHELTER TRUTLE IS READY – ARE YOU?

http://readysouthtexas.gov/Kids.aspx

 

AGUA – THE SAFE SYSTEM FROG

http://www.safloodsafe.com/Portals/0/Home/Agua-Flood-SAFE-Book.pdf

 

 

In addition to the above, we also work with Teachers to encourage kids to participate in a contest to see which kid can write the best ending to the TexAnna TADDpole story

 

When copies are available, we also provide the following:

 

TFMA "Turn Around Don’t Drown” Poster Calendar

(In partnership with the City of Austin ISD TADD Flood Safety Poster Contest)

 

In Development stage:

 

 

 

Plans to design a TexAnna costume for use at fairs, parades, and other kid activities.  Costume and activities would be similar to the City of San Antonio’s Tex Shelter Turtle shown below

 

TexAnna TADDpole Rain Gage – (Note: we work with kids to set them up as a rainfall observer)

 

 

 

 

 


Sign In
Sign In securely
Calendar