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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
One of the most difficult types of severe weather to predict is a tornado. Fortunately this year, Texas and most of the U.S. have experienced relatively few tornadoes. But, this is no time to become complacent. With little warning, deadly tornados can strike at anytime and anywhere. As April began to wind down, the frequency and intensity of severe weather began to rise, reminding us that we are in tornado season.
COMMUNICATIONS CAPABILITIES OF THE STATE OPERATIONS CENTER
The Texas State Operations Center (SOC) within the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) maintains a variety of communications capabilities. The systems range from amateur radios to satellite communications platforms to systems capable of issuing warnings directly to the public.
FEMA CORPS BAYOU 2 TEAM
If you’ve visited the State Operations Center in Austin lately, you may have seen the bright, young faces of Bayou 2’s members gracing the halls of the TDEM offices. This group of young adults has come to us through FEMA Corps, an organization that brings together FEMA and AmeriCorps, the federal government’s corporation for national and community service.
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