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?

NDOW

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

Looking back at TCEQ’s Hurricane Harvey response

As Hurricane Harvey made its destructive landfall on the Texas coast and then sat around dumping rain on homes and businesses, Texans pulled together to help each other out. This video is a look back at how people, including our own employees, managed to pull through one of the most significant weather events the state … Continue reading Looking back at TCEQ’s Hurricane Harvey response