Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2013 Vol. 60 No. 2

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Severe Weather Awareness Week in Texas is March 3-9, 2013. The goal of this event is not only to educate new residents and generations about the dangers of Texas weather, but also to remind our residents to update their emergency plans, double check emergency supply kits and to be prepared for tornadoes, floods, hail, straight-line windstorms and other potentially dangerous events.

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Harris County JIC HARRIS COUNTY JIC

In 2005, Harris County and the greater Houston area responded to hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The massive shelter at the Astrodome for Katrina evacuees resulted in perhaps the largest Joint Information Center (JIC) operation ever in Texas, open 24 hours a day for almost one month and hosting media from six continents.

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Electric Utility Meeting ELECTRIC UTILITY MEETING

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) hosted a historic meeting attended by representatives from 17 electric utility companies, two utility oversight agencies as well as planners from TDEM. The meeting was held to discuss how electric utilities currently respond to power outages after a major event and how all parties can best work together to ensure a reliable and coordinated response to those power outages.

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Emergency Management Association of Texas Symposium EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS SYMPOSIUM

The Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) is gearing up for its 6th Annual EMAT Symposium, February 17th through 20th! The Symposium, which will take place in beautiful San Marcos, Texas, will bring together emergency management professionals from across the state to learn and grow professionally in a friendly and collaborative environment.

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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