Prepare now to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your home We talk a lot about making sure you’re taking care of the four Ps (people, pets, pipes, and plants) when it comes to inclement winter weather, but what about when it’s summertime? Hurricane Season sure isn’t something to be messed with, or you could … Continue reading Hurricane Watch: Don’t Get Caught Unprepared
Category: Hurricane Preparedness Series
What’s in a name?
Projections show the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season will likely be hot and heavy – the only thing that’s changed are the names Before the start of every hurricane season, the World Meteorological Organization assigns a list of names for tropical storms in alphabetical order. The names are cycled in and out every six years, although … Continue reading What’s in a name?
This is (not just) a drill: How the NDOW prepares for natural disasters in Texas
September is National Preparedness Month and, at TCEQ, preparing for natural disasters is a year-round effort. Part of that effort includes taking part in the Natural Disaster Operational Workgroup. About once a year, the NDOW meets to ensure the agencies responding to natural disasters in Texas, such as hurricanes, are all on the same page. … Continue reading This is (not just) a drill: How the NDOW prepares for natural disasters in Texas
TCEQ Emergency Response Coordinator Awarded Public Service Commendation Medal
As we enter National Preparedness Month, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is thankful to have Anthony Buck as its Emergency Response Coordinator. Buck was recently awarded the public service commendation medal—the fourth highest public service decoration the U.S. Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian—from the Army’s Sixth Civil Support Team for exceptional … Continue reading TCEQ Emergency Response Coordinator Awarded Public Service Commendation Medal
Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Takes Flight
With hurricane season underway, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is gathering resources to respond to disasters that may come Texas’ way. One of those resources relatively new to the agency is an Unmanned Aerial Systems program. In early 2020, TCEQ’s Emergency Management Support Team began developing a new UAS program with the purchase of … Continue reading Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Takes Flight