Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2014 Vol. 61 No. 6

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Each year, the National Weather Service along with the Texas Division of Emergency Management, local officials and emergency managers throughout the state join together in a public awareness campaign to prepare Texans to deal with severe weather events.

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Preparation Update TDEM PLANNERS APPLY BEST PRACTICES TO TEXAS' EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN DOCUMENTS; DEVELOP TOOLS FOR PLANNERS

Last year TDEM planners launched an ambitious initiative to develop and update key components of the State of Texas Emergency Management Plan. Emergency management planning best practices have evolved toward common, high standards of development, communication and rollout.

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Bastrop VOAD BASTROP COUNTY LONG-TERM RECOVERY TEAM RECOGNIZED WITH 2013 LTRC OF THE YEAR AWARD

When a disaster strikes communities rely on clear thinking, decisive leaders. Bastrop County was fortunate in that there were many to choose from after the 2011 wildfires and it didn’t take long for each to find their niche, work their strengths and to help rebuild this tight-knit community. However when a team of leaders come together to work, miracles happen.

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Drought Update 2014 DROUGHT UPDATE

The summer of 2011 drought was the hottest and driest summer on record for Texas. No other single year drought in our state’s history has been as destructive. From towns running out of water to millions of acres of dry land and over $7 billion dollars in agricultural losses, no community has been immune to the drought’s devastating effects.

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Briefs, Tips and Links TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS

Find more information on events and resources for the emergency management community.

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Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773
Phone: (512) 424-2138   Fax: (512) 424-2444
www.txdps.state.tx.us/DEM