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Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2016 Vol. 63 No. 8

The Texas Division of Emergency Management is accepting article submissions for The Texas Emergency Management Online (TEMO) newsletter. If you have an idea for a topic or would like to submit an article, contact Mike Jones at 512-424-7050.

null W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Well before the dog days of August arrived, much of Texas had already endured unusually hot weather. Even as flood recovery was underway, many regions across the state began to experience record high temperatures as well as record extended periods at record high temperatures.

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Disaster preparedness exercise delivers quick benefits during historic floods DISASTER PREPAREDNESS EXERCISE DELIVERS QUICK BENEFITS DURING HISTORIC FLOODS

Once a year, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Office of Incident Management holds an Emergency Management Simulation Exercise, which allows the agency to practice emergency response procedures in preparation for an actual natural disaster such as a hurricane or flood.

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Volunteer Agency Liaisons VOLUNTEER AGENCY LIAISONS

You may have wondered, what is a voluntary agency liaison (VAL)? Perhaps you've heard the words before or have seen "VALs" at meetings, but you are not sure what they do. With the number of disasters that have occurred in Texas over the last 12 months, the cadre of voluntary agency liaisons has been very busy, so we thought we'd let you know what they do and what they have to know in order to help the communities they serve.

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Partner Agency:  Texas Historical Commission PARTNER AGENCY: TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION

The Texas Historical Commission (THC), the state agency for historic preservation, is known for its range of programs preserving historic and cultural resources in Texas, such as the Texas state historical marker program and Texas Main Street Program.

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TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS NEWS BRIEFS

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.dps.texas.gov/DEM