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Texas Emergency Management ONLINE 2016 Vol. 63 No. 12

Texas Emergency Management Briefs, Tips and Links

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE #WINTERSAFETY TWITTER CHAT
FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness e-Brief, December 1, 2016

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts La Niña type conditions this winter. For that reason, we are planning a #WinterSafety Twitter Chat to discuss winter storm terms, winter driving tips, winter supplies for your emergency kit, and how to heat your home safely.

#WinterSafety Twitter Chat
Tentative Date: December 15
Time: 2 PM Eastern Time
Hashtag: #WinterSafety

Continue to follow @PrepareAthon  on Twitter and this e-Brief for additional details on the chat.

NATIONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK IS DECEMBER 4 – 10, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Flu vaccination coverage estimates from past seasons have shown that few people get vaccinated against influenza after the end of November.
From CDC

PREPARING FOR WILDFIRES: PROTECT YOUR HOME

As a homeowner, you are not powerless in your defense against wildfires. By taking a proactive approach to wildfire prevention, you can significantly increase your safety and your home’s likelihood of survival during a catastrophic wildfire event.

The actions you take to mitigate the risk on your property before a fire occurs can make all the difference.

From Texas A&M Forest Service

WEBINAR: SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICES TO STRENGTHEN YOUR CERT PROGRAM
FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness e-Brief, December 1, 2016

On Wednesday, December 14, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) webinar featuring programs that have found innovation ways of using social media to promote their preparedness efforts and respond during a disaster. Speakers will also share their experience on how they were able to grow their overall social media presence.

Title: Successful Social Media Practices to Strengthen Your CERT Program
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT
Featured Speakers:

  • Christina Nguyen, Community Relations Coordinator, Oklahoma City Office of Emergency Management
  • Mary Jo Flynn, Emergency Operations Coordinator,  Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services

How to Join the Webinar:


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