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.
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).
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.