Texas Emergency Management Briefs, Tips and Links
2016 TEXAS DEMOGRAPHY CONFERENCE
May 17 & 18, 2016 in Austin, Texas
Please plan to join us in Austin where the program will focus on significant demographic trends and drivers of demographic change. The Texas Demography Conference provides opportunities to learn about and discuss demographic current issues, how and where to access and use demographic data, renew acquaintances and meet others who share your interests. Planners, policy and research analysts, consultants, academics, geographers and anyone who works with Texas demographic data will find participation informative and useful.
This annual conference is sponsored by the Texas State Data Center (SDC) and Business and Industry Data Center (BIDC) Programs. For registration, conference agenda and hotel information, visit the Texas Demography Conference website.
It may be strange to think about wildfires after all the severe weather and flooding we’ve experienced recently in vast areas of Texas. But some parts of Texas are in some level of drought status, and summer is right around the corner. This should have everyone on alert and stepping up preparedness for the threat for potential wildfires.
Wildfire awareness and safety is for all Texans. According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, people start 95 percent of all wildfires in Texas, and over 80 percent of those wildfires occur within two miles of a community. With our population growth, urban area wildfires are becoming more and more common and dangerous. When the conditions are right, it doesn’t take much for a tossed cigarette, a hot exhaust, an unwatched campfire or a number of other things to ignite a major wildfire.
Take time now to make or update your Wildfire Action Plan and to make sure that you, your family and your community are ready to act in the event of a wildfire.