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Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2015 Vol. 62 No. 5

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.

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

One of the most difficult types of severe weather to predict is a tornado. Fortunately this year, Texas and most of the U.S. have experienced relatively few tornadoes. But, this is no time to become complacent. With little warning, deadly tornados can strike at anytime and anywhere. As April began to wind down, the frequency and intensity of severe weather began to rise, reminding us that we are in tornado season.

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Communications Capabilities of the State Operations Center COMMUNICATIONS CAPABILITIES OF THE STATE OPERATIONS CENTER

The Texas State Operations Center (SOC) within the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) maintains a variety of communications capabilities. The systems range from amateur radios to satellite communications platforms to systems capable of issuing warnings directly to the public.

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FEMA Corps Bayou 2 Team FEMA CORPS BAYOU 2 TEAM

If you’ve visited the State Operations Center in Austin lately, you may have seen the bright, young faces of Bayou 2’s members gracing the halls of the TDEM offices. This group of young adults has come to us through FEMA Corps, an organization that brings together FEMA and AmeriCorps, the federal government’s corporation for national and community service.

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The Texas School Safety Center:
Empowering Schools in Whole Community Emergency Management THE TEXAS SCHOOL SAFETY CENTER: EMPOWERING SCHOOLS IN WHOLE COMMUNITY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Schools in Texas remain a priority for Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in Texas. With the continued growth of the state’s population and its subsequent impact upon both K-12 and higher education settings, schools must continue to provide a safe place for learning.

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NOAA 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