Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2013 Vol. 60 No. 4

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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Texas City Disaster TEXAS CITY DISASTER

The Texas City disaster was the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history. The incident took place on April 16, 1947, and began with a mid-morning fire on board the French-registered vessel SS Grandcamp which was docked in the Port of Texas City.

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Texas Emergency Management Conference TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

The 2013 Texas Emergency Management Conference was held last week at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, where the emergency management community gathered to discuss best practices and lessons learned in emergency management.

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TDEM Voluntary Agency Liaison Assists with Hurricane Sandy Recovery TDEM VOLUNTARY AGENCY LIAISON ASSISTS WITH HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY

Ana Tangredi, the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s Voluntary Agency Liaison (VAL) and member of the TDEM State Management Team deployed on an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request to New York after Hurricane Sandy to assist with donations management.

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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