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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
June 1 marks the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season. Packed with the potential for a powerful storm surge,
high winds, tornadoes and flooding, a hurricane can devastate coastal areas as well as severely impact vast areas hundreds of miles inland.
What Happens in the State Operations Center? Part 1
Prior to 1950, disaster relief and recovery in Texas was essentially left up to local jurisdictions, but after a series of major disasters,
it became apparent that disaster preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery needed a central organization to support the efforts of local governments.
It Doesn't Take a Hurricane
Images of Hurricane Ike are still vivid in the minds of many Texans. It is the last hurricane to strike Texas and perhaps the storm of our
generation. It easily is the costliest hurricane to strike our state, and its effects were severe and have been long lasting.
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