Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2014 Vol. 61 No. 9

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

If you’ve been in Texas very long, you’re probable familiar with the adage, “If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a minute.” But the opposite of this is true:  If you don’t believe Texas weather can rapidly become severe …

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ALERRT ALERRT CONFERENCE

The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University will be hosting their 5th Annual Active Shooter Conference November 16-19, 2014 in San Marcos.  This year's conference features and focuses on the integrated response between police, fire and EMS to active shooter events.

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El Niño Conditions in the Pacific (pmel.noaa.gov) El Niño:  THE BASICS

El Niño is half of ENSO, or the El Niño Southern Oscillation. This is an ocean and atmosphere interaction where El Niño is the ocean part and the Southern Oscillation is the atmosphere part. El Niño is characterized by warmer than normal ocean temperatures in the Eastern Pacific.

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Mosquito WEST NILE UPDATE

Relatively cold winter temperatures along with a cool and rainy spring have contributed to a fairly calm summer for West Nile Virus in Texas so far. As of August 13th only 27 cases have been reported across Texas. There has been one death, an elderly man in Montgomery County. Last year 183 cases were reported, 14 were fatal.

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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
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Austin, TX 78773
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www.txdps.state.tx.us/DEM