Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2012 Vol. 59 No. 6

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Hurricanes can be devastating to coastal areas, with powerful impacts from storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. Hurricanes can also have severe impacts on inland areas too. Therefore, it is imperative to prepare for each type of hurricane hazard.

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State Incident Management Team MEET THE STATE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM

The Texas Division of Emergency Management has added five new management positions that form its first ever State Incident Management Team (IMT). The State IMT serves as the lead points of contact during activations at the State Operations Center (SOC).

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All Hazard Incident Management Teams AGENCY PARTNERS: ALL HAZARD INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAMS

With a state as vast as Texas, it should be reassuring to know that there are at least 17 All-Hazard Incident Management Teams (AHIMT) strategically placed statewide that can deploy to help communities respond to a range of incidents.

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Red Cross Relief in North Texas RED CROSS RELIEF IN A DISASTER

On the afternoon of April 3, 2012, 16 tornadoes went on a rampage across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. In the immediate aftermath of the storms, the American Red Cross opened shelters and distributed thousands of meals, snacks and clean-up supplies.

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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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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/DEM