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One Week Remains for Local Jurisdictions to Apply for COVID-19 FEMA Assistance

June 24, 2022
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today encouraged local jurisdictions to submit applications for federal COVID-19 funding as the deadline imposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is one week away.

Texas Prepares for Hurricane Season With Training Exercise at State Emergency Operations Center

June 16, 2022
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) hosted a large-scale hurricane exercise involving representatives from more than 30 state agencies and partner organizations at the Texas State Emergency Operations Center in Austin this week.

Texas Emergency Management Conference Concludes with Record Turnout

June 3, 2022
As the panel discussions, informational workshops, and networking opportunities conclude at the Texas Emergency Management Conference, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) reported record turnout for one of the largest emergency management conferences in the nation.

TDEM Welcomes Over 3,000 Attendees as Texas Emergency Management Conference Makes Return to San Antonio

May 31, 2022
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today officially opened The Conference 2022, a three-and-a-half day dynamic event delivering dozens of valuable workshops for continuing education, an exhibit hall spanning over 180,000 square feet, and networking opportunities with key partners...

TDEM Reminds Local Jurisdictions to Apply for Federal COVID-19 Funding as Key Deadline Approaches

May 18, 2022
9% of Texas jurisdictions have actively sought COVID-19 funding reimbursement from FEMA. The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today reminded local jurisdictions to apply for federal COVID-19 funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as key deadlines approach.

TDEM Announces Creation of The Texas Emergency Management Academy

May 17, 2022
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today announced the creation of The Texas Emergency Management Academy, aimed at training the next generation of the emergency management workforce.

TDEM Expands Presence in Texas with Launch of County Liaison Officer Program

April 4, 2022
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is excited to announce plans to expand field staff operations in the Lone Star State to support continued growth. The move will provide more comprehensive state support for additional Texas communities and will improve emergency management capabi...

TDEM Requests Texans Report Property Damage Caused By Severe Weather

March 21, 2022
With severe weather ripping through multiple regions of Texas, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) encourages citizens to report damage to property by submitting a damage assessment survey. Today's severe storms have already produced large hail, damaging winds and dangerous...

TDEM Encourages Texans Affected By Wildfire To Report Property Damage

March 20, 2022
As devastating wildfires sweep across Texas and fire weather conditions continue to threaten large portions of the state, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) encourages citizens affected by these extreme events to report damage to property.

Registration Opens For 2022 Texas Emergency Management Conference

March 7, 2022
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2022 Texas Emergency Management Conference.

Texas Emergency Management Council Members Participate in Winter Weather Media Briefing Call

February 2, 2022
As extreme winter weather begins to impact the state of Texas, members of the Texas Emergency Management Council hosted a media briefing call this afternoon to discuss the state's preparation efforts.

TDEM Cuts Ribbon at New Strategic Supply Warehouse

January 31, 2022
The Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp and Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd participated in a ribbon cutting to open TDEM’s new Logistics and Distribution Warehouse in San Antonio today.

2021 Press Releases

TDEM Transforms Agency Website to Improve User Experience

December 21, 2021
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced changes and upgrades to its website to improve user experience and allow faster access to important public information.

Texans Affected by Severe Weather Encouraged to Report Property Damage Using TDEM Survey

October 27, 2021
Texans affected by the severe storms that moved through the state this week are encouraged to report property damage following the strong thunderstorms, heavy rain, damaging wind, large hail, and tornadoes.

TDEM Appeals FEMA's Denial of Winter Storm Assistance for Texas Counties

October 15, 2021
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced Friday that the agency submitted a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) appealing the federal government’s denial of Public Assistance for several counties affected by the February winter storm.

TDEM Encourages Texans Affected By Severe Storms to Report Property Damages

October 14, 2021
With severe storms causing heavy rain, damaging wind, large hail, and flash flooding across Texas this week, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) encourages citizens to report property damages.Using the Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool (iSTAT) damage surveys, Texans can repo...

ICYMI: State Agencies Join Forces to Encourage Local Communities to Apply for Funding for Local Hazard Mitigation Plans

October 7, 2021
$25 million in funding is available to help disaster-impacted Texas communities to be better prepared to mitigate the impacts of future disasters. The Texas General Land Office (GLO), Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), and Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) encourage local entities ...

TDEM Becomes New Home for Domestic Preparedness Journal

October 1, 2021
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and The Texas A&M University System are proud to announce the Domestic Preparedness (DomPrep) Journal and its associated publications will now be hosted by TDEM.Established in 1998, DomPrep was created to provide developments on emergency prepared...

FEMA Approves Additional Winter Storm Assistance For Some Texas Counties While Others Remain in Need

September 20, 2021
AUSTIN —The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved 44 of 254 Texas counties for all categories of federal Public Assistance in connection with the White House's major disaster declaration for the February Winter S...

Texas Division of Emergency Management Urges Texans to Stay Vigilant as Tropical Storm Nicholas Moves Along the Texas Coast

September 13, 2021
AUSTIN — As Tropical Storm Nicholas begins impacting the Texas coast, the Texas Division of Emergency Management urges Texans to remain vigilant. According to the National Weather Service, the storm is bringing heavy rainfall to portions of the Texas coast which may lead to widespread flooding, s...

Texas First Responders Honored Ahead of 20-Year Remembrance of 9/11 Attack

September 4, 2021
COLLEGE STATION, Texas –– The Texas A&M University System and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today honored a group of Texas first responders who bravely responded to the attack at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.