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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
Spring 2019 has thrown a variety of weather at the state of Texas. Last month's storm activity included deadly tornadoes, flooding, and damaging hail. This is the kind of situation that emergency managers take seriously, especially in terms of preparation and response.
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2019 TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE RECAP
The 2019 Texas Emergency Management Conference (TEMC) took place in San Antonio Monday, April 15, 2019 – Thursday April, 18. An estimated 2,800 people attended the conference hosted by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM). Over 200 workshops and panels were offered during the 4-day event.
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P IS FOR PLANNING
At the ripe old age of six, I was a certified Masters of Preparedness. I knew when to Stop, Drop, and Roll; how to crouch in the hallway in case of tornado; and which tree next to the playground to meet at if we evacuated. An overachiever, I had memorized routes to school, friends' houses, and meeting spots in the neighborhood.
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NATIONAL HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
Using past seasonal storm activity as an indicator for potential future activity serves to not only remind us about the catastrophic effects of severe weather but also, and more importantly, it serves as a warning to maintain preparedness levels, especially during critical times of the year when severe storm activity is most prevalent.
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TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RELATED BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS
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