Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2013 Vol. 60 No. 12

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Approaching the end of the year we naturally tend to look back and think about things that have happened. This year saw plenty of significant events that affected the lives of many Texans.

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Flash Flood Alley FLASH FLOOD ALLEY

This past Halloween, following several years of extensive drought, central Texans experienced incredible overnight flash floods. Rainfall totals and flooding were at historic levels. October 2013 was the wettest October in central Texas history.

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Texas Search and Rescue TEXAS SEARCH AND RESCUE

Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR) is a volunteer first responder organization with teams in the Austin, Dallas, and Galveston areas focused on Search and Rescue (SAR), incident response, and disaster response. Our units are self-sufficient and do not require financial or logistics support from requesting agencies.

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CIS Unit CIS UNIT

In April, TDEM brought in Jeff Newbold to staff a new Critical Information Systems unit (CIS). The CIS unit is the technology component and subject matter experts for all information systems that TDEM uses and may use in the future.

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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 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