Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2014 Vol. 61 No. 8

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

As summer gets into full swing, most Texans are getting excited about and geared up for their summertime activities. There are so many things to do during the summer here in Texas. For the most part, Texas weather tends to cooperate with all that we want to do. Except for the heat!

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Hurricane Update HURRICANE UPDATE

Of the hazards capable of causing catastrophic disasters in Texas, hurricanes are one of the most likely to occur. Hurricanes have the potential to cause widespread damage and mass casualties, quickly overwhelming the response capabilities of affected jurisdictions.

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Americorps TEXAS CONSERVATION CORPS AT AMERICAN YOUTH WORKS

Texas Conservation Corps at American Youth Works (TxCC) is a jobs training and service program that allows young adults to serve their community while learning valuable skills in the field.

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Preparation Update THE IMPORTANCE OF INCLUDING FINANCIAL AND PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONALS ON THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEAM

First things First – Monies under the Stafford Act are Federal grants.  This may seem like a simple concept, but it is one that is often not given enough focus.  Normal federal grant guidance and rules also apply to Stafford Act grants.  These are in addition to the normal FEMA rules that may be more familiar emergency management professionals.

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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 Department of Public Safety
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Austin, TX 78773
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