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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
Officially, summer in the Northern Hemisphere began at 11:39 p.m. CDT on June 21. Unofficially, summer in Texas starts with the July Fourth holiday. For the first time in many years, most of Texas is heading into summer drought free. Many lakes around Texas are either full or at normal levels. So, we’ll be out by the millions, working and playing in the Texas sun.
BELOW NORMAL HURRICANE SEASON FORECAST FOR 2015
On May 27th, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released their prediction for the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th with the most active part of the season occurring between August through October.
RESILIENCY DURING LONG-TERM EMERGENCY ACTIVATIONS
On Saturday night, May 23, 2015, during the Memorial Day weekend, a severe storm hit Blanco and Hays counties in Central Texas. As daybreak came Sunday morning, the level of destruction that occurred along the Blanco River in the town of Wimberley became very apparent.
MEMORIAL DAY FLOODS – RESPONDING IN WIMBERLY
May 23, 2015 started out as many of my days had since May 8, when the State Operations Center first activated as severe weather began to develop across the state. Little did I know that, by the end of the day, the lives of many of my friends and neighbors would be changed forever, and I would be challenged like never before.
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