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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
As we head into September and closer to autumn, here in Texas we find ourselves at an interesting crossroads, an anything-could-happen crossroads. For the last several years, Texas weather has been a mixed bag of extremes.
FALL & WINTER WILDFIRE POTENTIAL OUTLOOK
Looking ahead to the fall of 2016 and winter of 2017, there are a couple of concerns that could promote increased wildfire activity. First is the abundant growth of grasses across the state brought on by the above normal precipitation levels of late spring and early summer.
NEW TECHNOLOGY SECTION ADDED TO THE TEXAS STATE OPERATIONS CENTER
The Texas State Operations Center (SOC) operates under the Incident Command System (ICS), which is designed to support effective and efficient incident management by integrating a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating within a common organizational structure.
A TEST OF THE TEXAS EMERGENCY TRACKING NETWORK SYSTEM
The Texas Emergency Tracking Network (ETN) was put to the test during this year's Air Evacuation Exercise. The Texas ETN system has been newly rebuilt by Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Critical Information Systems (CIS) and was deployed for this year's hurricane season.
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