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Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2019 Vol. 66 No. 6

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, send an email to TDEM.WEB@dps.texas.gov.

null W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

June 1 marks the beginning of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season yet hardly anyone noticed Subtropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the season, which formed around May 20. Yes, a storm system formed southwest of Bermuda and luckily, fizzled out within 24 hours. But what will Barry be like, or Chantal, or any of the other potential hurricanes named for this year's hurricane season?


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East Texas Tornadoes APRIL 2019 EAST TEXAS TORNADOES

The small East Texas town of Alto in Cherokee County spans a total of 1.7 square miles, is home to an estimated 1,228 residents, and is accustomed to making national headlines. From the Columbia space shuttle disaster in 2003 which rained down debris over the county, to wildfires in 2011, the tight-knit community was met with catastrophe yet again during severe weather in April 2019.


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Emergency Management EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN TEXAS – HOW THE STATE PREPARES FOR THE WORST

Some of Texas' greatest strengths spring from its sheer size and geographic diversity. But while these assets contribute to our thriving economy and create many opportunities, they sometimes increase our chances for natural disasters and other emergencies.


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Search and Rescue TEXAS SEARCH AND RESCUE

Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit first responder organization headquartered in Austin, Texas. TEXSAR serves all citizens of the State of Texas and deploys at the request of law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency management agencies.


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TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS NEWS BRIEFS

TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RELATED BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS
Additional information on events and resources for the emergency management community.


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