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Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2015 Vol. 62 No. 8

The Texas Division of Emergency Management is accepting article submissions for The Texas Emergency Management Online (TEMO) newsletter. If you have an idea for a topic or would like to submit an article, contact Mike Jones at 512-424-7050.

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Being prepared for emergencies is everyone’s task. In times of calm and peace, we may tend to relax a little too much, which could lead to a feeling of complacency. And in our line of work, complacency kills. Emergencies can happen anywhere and almost any time in Texas.

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Challenges of the May 4 Flood Event Response in Southeast Texas CHALLENGES OF THE MAY 4 FLOOD EVENT RESPONSE IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS

Beginning May 4, 2015, much of Texas endured a series of severe weather events that produced unprecedented flooding, including a large portion of the counties that make up Texas Department of Public Safety Region 2. Of the 35 counties in Region 2, 24 experienced varying degrees of flooding that ranged from minor to catastrophic levels.

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Texas Severe Weather 2015 - Recovery Is Underway TEXAS SEVERE WEATHER 2015 - RECOVERY IS UNDERWAY

Recovery is underway for the torrential storms that plagued Texas in May and June and lead to both a gubernatorial disaster declaration and a presidential declaration of major disaster (DR4223).

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Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid Training SELF-AID/BUDDY-AID TRAINING

For the past month, Jason Dush, TDEM EMS manager, has worked with DPS Law Enforcement Education Academy staff to provide training for DPS troopers as well as recruits on the Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid concept, including tourniquet and direct pressure application using equipment from DPS-issued medical “blow out” kits.

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TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS NEWS BRIEFS

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