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Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2017 Vol. 64 No. 5

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

April brought quite a bit of excitement as the threat of severe weather stood up several emergency operations centers across the state, including the State Operations Center (SOC). April also brought us Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday! Hopefully your family had the chance to get restocked and prepared.

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Let's Work Together With Onestar Foundation LET'S WORK TOGETHER WITH ONESTAR FOUNDATION

For over four decades, the State of Texas has acknowledged the critical work of volunteers in building more resilient communities. From the creation of the Texas Center for Volunteer Action in 1976 to the formation of its eventual successor, OneStar Foundation, in 2004, Texas has maintained its support of volunteerism and a strong nonprofit sector.

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NWS Austin/San Antonio Hosts Weather Safety Town-Hall For The Hearing Loss Population Of Austin NWS AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HOSTS WEATHER SAFETY TOWN HALL FOR THE HEARING LOSS POPULATION OF AUSTIN

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, in 2011 approximately 48 million people in the United States suffered from a "significant" hearing loss. This is 48 million people who may only be able to hear out of one ear, may require the use of a hearing aid or may not have any hearing at all. This comes out to about 15% of the total population – an astounding number.

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Complacency Leads To Deterioration COMPLACENCY LEADS TO DETERIORATION

National Building Safety Month is recognized annually each May. This occasion acts as a reminder to businesses, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies of the need to develop safety and inspection teams and plans to maintain the safety of their facilities.

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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 Division of Emergency Management
Texas Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773
Phone: (512) 424-2138    Fax: (512) 424-2444
www.dps.texas.gov/DEM