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Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2017 Vol. 64 No. 12

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null W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

This holiday season, Texans have a great deal to be thankful for. We are fortunate to live in a state with a prosperous economy, citizens who are willing to step up where needed, and spirit that inspires our nation. This was especially evident in the aftermath of the Canton tornados and Hurricane Harvey, when rural and coastal communities alike came together to rebuild.



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Texas Crisis Resiliency Team TEXAS CRISIS RESILIENCY TEAM

Texas Crisis Resiliency Team (TCRT) is a faith based organization that provides training to Spiritual Care Providers and emotional and spiritual support to trauma survivors following disasters and other traumatic events. The TCRT is a member of the Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and follows the National VOAD Disaster Spiritual Care Guidelines and Points of Consensus for Disaster Spiritual Care.


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Panhandle Regional Preparedness Conference PANHANDLE REGIONAL PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE

For the past eight years, the Panhandle Regional Preparedness (PRPC) Conference has ensured that the responders in the Texas Panhandle - both paid and volunteer- have had access to topical and timely knowledge and training at very little cost to them- and this year was no exception.



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Winter Outlook and a Change in NWS Products WINTER OUTLOOK AND A CHANGE IN NWS PRODUCTS

As of late 2017 the Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 55 to 65 percent chance of La Niña developing through the fall and winter of 2017-2018. For Texas this means that there is a 40% chance of a drier than normal year and a 50% chance of a warmer than normal year.South America (El Niño is the opposite, with unusually warm temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific).



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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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