Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2012 Vol. 59 No. 2

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Much of our state experienced torrential rains, flooding and tornadoes at the start of 2012. The first snowfall covered parts of the Panhandle and Permian Basin – some areas in as much as a foot of snow. Though not always common, events like these still happen, which is why it is important to continually remind our communities what dangers and threats to be aware of and how to prepare.

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Drought Workshops DROUGHT EMERGENCY PLANNING WORKSHOPS

All across the state, local citizens, public officials and representatives with various utility organizations are meeting to discuss ways to address water supply shortages and prevent future shortages. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is hosting drought emergency planning workshops throughout the state.

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Wildfire Protection Plan DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PROTECTION PLAN

The 2010 — 2011 Texas wildfire season was a monumental one. Very few areas across the state were unaffected, and to that end, many communities have developed an increased awareness for the unbiased nature of catastrophic wildfires. Now is the time to channel this awareness toward prevention and preparation.

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Railroad Commission of Texas AGENCY PARTNER: RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is charged with regulating the exploration and production of oil and natural gas, pipeline safety, surface mining, gas utilities and propane safety across the state. A member of the state’s Emergency Management Council, read on to learn about the agency’s involvement in natural and manmade disasters and more.

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Tony Robinson TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS

Tony Robinson (pictured) is the new FEMA Region 6 Deputy Regional Administrator. Click the link below to read more about him and find out more information about events and resources for the emergency management community.

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Texas Department of Public Safety
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Austin, TX 78773
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