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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
Back in the mid 1800s, Indianola, Texas was a flourishing metropolitan area on the edge of the alluring Matagorda Bay. The developing commercial center was well on its way to becoming a port rival to Galveston and New Orleans.
RAPID POPULATION GROWTH AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The Texas population is exploding. The state demographer’s office predicts that the population of Texas could double by 2050. Many of the counties around the large metropolitan areas of Dallas, Tarrant, Harris, Bexar and Travis counties are some of the fastest growing areas in the country and are quickly becoming some of the largest population centers in the state.
TOP TEN DEADLIEST TORNADOES IN TEXAS (SINCE 1900)
Nothing embodies severe weather quite like a tornado, and no other state has recorded more tornadoes than Texas. On average 132 tornadoes touchdown in Texas every year. Although tornadoes are most common between April and June, they can occur at any time of the year.
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