MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
If you’ve been in Texas very long, you’re probable familiar with the adage, “If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a minute.” But the opposite of this is true: If you don’t believe Texas weather can rapidly become severe …
The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University will be hosting their 5th Annual Active Shooter Conference November 16-19, 2014 in San Marcos. This year's conference features and focuses on the integrated response between police, fire and EMS to active shooter events.
El Niño: THE BASICS
El Niño is half of ENSO, or the El Niño Southern Oscillation. This is an ocean and atmosphere interaction where El Niño is the ocean part and the Southern Oscillation is the atmosphere part. El Niño is characterized by warmer than normal ocean temperatures in the Eastern Pacific.
WEST NILE UPDATE
Relatively cold winter temperatures along with a cool and rainy spring have contributed to a fairly calm summer for West Nile Virus in Texas so far. As of August 13th only 27 cases have been reported across Texas. There has been one death, an elderly man in Montgomery County. Last year 183 cases were reported, 14 were fatal.
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.