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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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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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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 RELATED BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS
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