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Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2018 Vol. 65 No. 11

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null W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

We mention the weather often in TEMO, and rightfully so considering what it throws at us. 2017 presented Texas with Hurricane Harvey, followed by drought, and then one of the warmest winters in a long time. So far this year, we've had one severe weather event after another along with a very long, hot summer accompanied by multiple flooding events over the course of several months.


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Winter Preparedness WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS IN THE WORKPLACE

Texas may be known for record summer heat and active hurricane seasons, however ice storms, snow storms and blizzards, while not as common, can and often do occur in parts of the state resulting in significant impact to affected communities. Severe winter weather can also cripple industries and endanger life.


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Fatalities on the road SLOW YOUR ROLL, PUT DOWN THE PHONE AND END HIGHWAY FATALITIES

To claim that the number of fatalities on Texas roads this year is beyond tragic is an understatement – at the time of this writing more than 2,787 people have died in motor vehicle crashes so far in 2018. In other words, thousands of moms, dads, sons and daughters, siblings, coworkers, friends and family, to include the most precious among us...


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Flu safety FLU SAFETY STEPS FOR THE WORKPLACE

Most of the country is seeing a widespread outbreak of the flu and the American Red Cross urges people who have not yet gotten a flu vaccine to try to get their vaccination now. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older. Those with chronic conditions like pulmonary and cardiovascular illness, residents of nursing homes and other facilities


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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 Department of Public Safety
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Austin, TX 78773
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