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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
It’s hard to think about wildfires in Texas without reliving images of the 2011 wildfire season. The drought conditions that helped spawn those wildfires then still exist in large areas of the state today. This should have everyone on alert and stepping up preparedness for the threat for potential wildfires. And, as always, awareness is the first step to preparedness.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced on July 7, 2014, that the first human case of chikungunya in the state of Texas had been confirmed in Williamson County.
TDEM RECOVERY AND MITIGATION FIELD STAFF
Did you know that TDEM had a satellite office in Houston? Most folks are familiar with the response field employees, but do not realize that Recovery, Mitigation and Standards have had staff located in the Houston area since 2001.
DROUGHT UPDATE: CURRENT CONDITIONS AND EL NINO
For the past few months, drought conditions around Texas have been a mixed bag. East Texas has seen tremendous recovery, while North Central and Central Texas keep slipping back into severe and exceptional drought conditions.
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