Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2011 Vol. 58 No. 1
W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

I would like all local officials to know that our job at the Texas Division of Emergency Management is to serve and support you. But I would also like to encourage everyone to meet us halfway by taking some first steps to be prepared.

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Wildfire awareness TEXAS FIRESTORMS AND THE NEED FOR WILDFIRE AWARENESS

The vast majority of wildfires spring up within two miles of Texas towns, cities and suburbs – and that makes wildfire education and awareness a key issue for Texans everywhere. It’s now more critical than ever since scientists with the National Weather Service are predicting high potential for massive and destructive fires propelled by high winds to occur this winter and spring.

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survey chart ACCORDING TO A RECENT SURVEY

Is the Texas emergency management community ready for a statewide electronic planning system? A recent survey indicates the answer is yes. TDEM has begun conducting online surveys to gather information that can help chart the course for the future of the Division and is encouraging emergency management community members to take a look and participate when asked.

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Ice storm READY FOR ICE STORMS? YOUR REGIONAL LIAISON OFFICER IS STANDING BY

When ice storms threaten, motorists should monitor weather reports, listen to instructions from local officials and make good decisions – even if that means canceling the trip. But whether a driver is stranded on an open road during an ice storm or the power has gone down due to ice on the lines, local officials, RLOs and a number of agencies are standing by.

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Agency partners TCEQFOCUS ON AGENCY PARTNERS: TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is charged with ensuring clean air, clean water and the safe management of waste in Texas. Following disasters, the agency plays a critical role involving water quality, air quality, public drinking water, wastewater, hazardous chemical spills and debris removal.

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image of eagle TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, LINKS AND TIPS

 

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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

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