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The Texas Division of Emergency Management

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) serves the State of Texas by managing the all-hazards emergency management plan for the state. TDEM works closely with local jurisdictions, state agencies, and federal partners in ensuring Texas becomes more resilient for future disasters. TDEM staff are stationed statewide and serve six different regions. Whether natural or man-made, TDEM is prepared and ready to respond to all future disasters.

 

Volunteering After a Disaster: Here's What You Need to Know

Disaster volunteers play an important role in helping a community recover after a disaster. Whether it is passing out blankets to survivors at a local shelter, or running a chain-saw and clearing debris on roads, every disaster volunteer makes a lasting impact on a community’s road to recovery.
On this edition of TDEM TV, Kharley Smith and Courtney Goss with TDEM’s Disaster Taskforce discuss everything you need to know, and what to expect, if you’re interested in becoming a disaster volunteer.