Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2012 Vol. 59 No. 7

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

When one thinks of disaster in Texas, hurricanes come to mind. However, heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. Extreme heat waves have become more common over the last decade including the summer of 2011, now listed as the hottest on record across Texas.

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2012 Exercise and Showcase 2012 EXERCISE AND SHOWCASE

On June 1, the first day of hurricane season, TDEM along with other state agencies and organizations participated in an exercise at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. More than a dozen state and federal agencies gathered for Texas Governor Rick Perry's review.

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Mitigation Planning, A Higher Standard MITIGATION PLANNING, A HIGHER STANDARD

FEMA recognizes that without more active participation in the planning process, communities may never fully utilize the power of mitigation planning. TDEM Mitigation Specialist Carolyn Sudduth discusses some of the new FEMA tools for mitigation planning.

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Southeast Airports Disaster Operations Group (SEADOG) SOUTHEAST AIRPORTS DISASTER OPERATIONS GROUP (SEADOG)

An Airport Disaster Operations Group (DOG) is a voluntary airport-to-airport mutual aid coalition around the country that helps identify specific personnel and/or equipment needs at an airport impacted by a disaster and provide the necessary assistance.

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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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