Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2010 Vol. 57 No. 3
W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

The Texas Division of Emergency Management is seeking input from emergency management professionals on a variety of subjects and issues. TDEM Chief Nim Kidd explains that the goal is to improve processes and to capture viewpoints and feedback from the emergency management community. Learn more about the tools for accomplishing this.

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Community working together RAMP TO RECOVERY: TDEM STAFF AND COMMUNITY WORKING TOGETHER

When TDEM Individual Assistance Officers found a disabled veteran living in a flood ravaged carport, it took initiative, teamwork and coordination with members of the local community to resolve this housing issue. Learn how IA officers assist in helping storm survivors in challenging situations.

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image of Tony Russell AGENCY PARTNERS: FEMA PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND PREPAREDNESS

Children are not just little adults and their unique issues must be taken into account during disasters. FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Russell discusses his agency’s plans to ensure that the needs of children are integrated into all disaster planning and preparedness initiatives – as well as all response and recovery actions.

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Cyber Storm CYBER STORM EXERCISE: DEFENDING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

In today’s world, computers and the Internet have become essential for a wide variety of private and public sector systems. An exercise called Cyber Storm III was designed to simulate a large-scale, computer and Internet-based attack on utilities, banks, communications, transportation and other critical infrastructure.

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Training in the use of WebEOCABCs OF WebEOC

The State Operations Center has been offering training to state agency personnel and others in the use of WebEOC during disasters and emergencies. WebEOC is a server-based program that is accessible on the Internet. It is intended to improve communications during all phases of emergency management when there are multiple participants involved. It also can be used regularly in non-emergency periods.

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TexasSTATE STANDARD MITIGATION PLAN COMPLETES THREE-YEAR REVIEW

The required three-year review and update of the State of Texas Standard Hazard Mitigation Plan was recently completed. There are several new features of interest in the updated plan, including satellite imagery, weather alerts and a variety of hurricane-related data.

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TDEM seal TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, LINKS AND TIPS

Find out more information about some of the latest happendings across 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

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