Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2011 Vol. 58 No. 12

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

This has been a historic year for the Texas emergency management community. Our state has battled a record-setting wildfire season and continues to experience unparalleled exceptional drought conditions, but our communities continue to pull together to become ever more resourceful and resilient during these challenging times.

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A Texas energy exercise A TEXAS ENERGY EXERCISE

The Public Utility Commission and the Railroad Commission hosted a functional exercise that explored worst-case scenarios should a winter storm blanket the entire state for an extended period. This, as many Texans know, is not necessarily a remote possibility.


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Technology updates enhance communication TECHNOLOGY UPDATES ENHANCE COMMUNICATION

Texas is one of the leading states utilizing the Crisis Information System software, WebEOC. As the usage of this product across the state matures, the Texas WebEOC Interoperability Project (TWIRP) has been busy gathering input for existing solutions.

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Texas legend says droughts always end in floods TEXAS LEGEND SAYS DROUGHTS ALWAYS END IN FLOODS

The Texas Flash Flood Coalition reports that flood modeling and real-time visualization technologies are rapidly advancing, with the potential to make low-water crossing and flash flood warnings available as web and cell phone applications.

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Emergency Management briefs TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS

FEMA Region 6 Deputy Administrator Gary Jones (pictured) has announced he will retire at the end of this year. Click the link below to read more about his career, and find more information about events and resources for the emergency management community.


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