Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2011 Vol. 58 No. 11

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Winter Weather Awareness Day in Texas is November 10. This is an important time for all Texans to be aware that severe winter weather can move in suddenly and to learn how to be prepared before it strikes.

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Preparedness PREPAREDNESS: A LOOK AHEAD

The issuance of the Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 8: National Preparedness earlier this year is causing emergency management offices across the country to reevaluate how they will prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate the effects of disasters.


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Volunteers help wildfire survivors YOUNG VOLUNTEERS HELP WILDFIRE SURVIVORS

Altruism is in the air in Texas. Communities are hosting barbecue fundraisers, families are baking cupcakes, musicians are singing for the cause, businesses are donating a portion of their sales and local volunteer organizations are helping with cleanup efforts. And it’s all for the sake of wildfire relief.

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How TDI Assists Texans During a Disaster AGENCY PARTNERS: HOW TDI ASSISTS TEXANS DURING A DISASTER

TDI’s responsibility as the state insurance regulatory agency is to make sure that insured consumers’ claims are processed as quickly as possible. In addition, TDI educates consumers about disaster preparedness, what policies do and do not cover, and their responsibilities after a loss.

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Emergency Management briefs TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS

Find more information on events and resources for the emergency management community.

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