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Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2017 Vol. 64 No. 9

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null W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month. Our nation sets aside this month to remember the challenges we have overcome and reinforce the need for all to be prepared for disasters and emergencies. Being prepared is a shared responsibility.



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Harris County receives Award of Excellence for ReadyHarris app HARRIS COUNTY RECEIVES AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR READYHARRIS APP

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) recently received an Award of Excellence for its ReadyHarris app from the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) at its annual conference.


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Coordination is key with Wireless Emergency Alerts COORDINATION IS KEY WITH WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS

September is National Preparedness Month, and according to FEMA, the goal of National Preparedness Month is to increase the number of individuals, families, and communities who prepare for emergencies at home, work, businesses, schools, and places of worship. This year's theme is:

Disasters Don't Plan Ahead, You Can. Don't Wait. Communicate.



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Emergency services helps Texas affected by disasters EMERGENCY SERVICES HELPS TEXAS AFFECTED BY DISASTERS

Throughout 2016, Mother Nature hit Texas hard enough for the federal government to declare four separate disasters, making Texans in 51 counties eligible for assistance. Much of that assistance was facilitated through Texas Health and Human Services Commission's (HHSC) Emergency Services Program (ESP), which supported 16,000 Texans last fiscal year.



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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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