Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2012 Vol. 59 No. 5

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

One of the hardest types of severe weather to predict is a tornado. Springtime is usually the high time for tornadoes – and they can strike without warning. Already this year Texas has experienced numerous tornadoes that have damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes. Yet, thankfully, no lives were lost.

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Ercot Grid Blackout Prevention ERCOT GRID BLACKOUT PREVENTION & EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

It takes more than a simple flip of a switch to get things back up and running in the event of a power outage. Dan Woodfin, Director of System Operations for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, explains.

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School Emergency Management SCHOOL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Violent events at schools -- such as those that occurred at Columbine High School in Colorado and at Virginia Tech University, mark these schools not by academic or extracurricular achievements, but by the events that occurred at an infamous point in history.

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DPS Troopers judge Red Cross Vehicle Exercise DPS TROOPERS JUDGE RED CROSS VEHICLE EXERCISE

The Coastal Bend Chapter of the American Red Cross held its 2nd Annual Emergency Response Vehicle Rodeo in Robstown, Texas. This training exercise enhanced road awareness and capabilities of the American Red Cross volunteers that operate the most publically recognizable Red Cross disaster response vehicles.

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Briefs, Tips and Links TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS

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

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