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Two Weeks Remain to Apply for Next Texas Emergency Management Academy Cadet Class

February 14, 2024
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) issued a reminder today that the application period to join the next cadet class of The Texas Emergency Management Academy is set to close on February 29.

TDEM Reminds Texans to Report Storm Damage

January 30, 2024
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today reminded Texans to report property damage sustained during recent rain and flooding by submitting an online damage assessment survey.

Texas Division of Emergency Management Provides Update On Texas' Ongoing Flood Response

January 25, 2024
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) provided an update today on Texas' response to excessive rainfall and flooding in Central, East, and Southeast Texas. TDEM also urged Texans to report property damage by submitting an online damage assessment survey.

TDEM Increases Readiness of State Operations Center, Activates Additional State Emergency Response Resources for Rain and Flood Threats

January 22, 2024
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has increased the readiness level of the Texas State Emergency Operations Center to Level II (Escalated Response) and activated additional state emergency response resources as the state prepares for continued heavy rainfall and flash flooding threat

TDEM Activates State Emergency Response Resources Ahead of Rainfall and Flooding Threat Across Texas

January 21, 2024
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has activated state emergency response resources ahead of anticipated impacts from excessive rainfall and flash flooding threats from a storm system moving across Texas over the next few days.

TDEM Readies State Emergency Response Resources Ahead of Weather Threats

January 4, 2024
At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has readied state emergency response resources ahead of potential impacts from a weather system expected to move across the state beginning today, with effects lingering into next week.

2023 Press Releases

TDEM Readies State Emergency Response Resources Ahead of Heavy Holiday Rainfall

December 22, 2023
At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has readied state emergency response resources ahead of thunderstorms with heavy rainfall expected to move across Texas over the holiday weekend.

TDEM Readies State Emergency Response Resources Ahead of Winter Weather and Flash Flooding Threats

December 13, 2023
At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has prepared state emergency response resources ahead of impacts from winter weather as well as heavy rainfall and flash flooding threats through the end of the week.

Texas Emergency Management Academy Accepting Applications for Next Cadet Class

November 15, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced today that the application period is open to join the next graduating class of The Texas Emergency Management Academy.

In Case You Missed It: Regents OK Building New State Emergency Operations Center

November 9, 2023
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents voted Thursday to begin construction on the $370 million State Emergency Operations Center and agency headquarters for the Texas Division of Emergency Management just east of Austin’s Bergstrom International Airport.

TDEM Deploys Additional Rescue Resources For Flash Flood Threat in Texas

October 25, 2023
At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has activated additional swiftwater rescue resources ahead of rain and flash flooding threats from a storm system moving across the state this week.

TDEM's Storm Shelter Program Featured on ‘Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp’ TV Show

October 24, 2023
The work by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to provide hazard mitigation funding for tornado shelters is highlighted in the latest episode of Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp.

TDEM Deploys Swiftwater Rescue Resources Ahead of Flash Flood Threat in Texas

October 23, 2023
At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has activated state emergency response resources ahead of severe storms and potential flash flooding expected to impact the state beginning today through the end of this week.

TDEM Deploys Additional Subject Matter Experts to Support Wildfire Recovery Efforts in Hawaii

October 20, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced today that the agency has deployed additional disaster recovery personnel to Hawaii to assist communities following the devastating wildfire that occurred in Maui County in August.

TDEM Opens Calls for 2024 Texas Emergency Management Conference Presentations

October 5, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is pleased to announce it is accepting presentation proposals for sessions and workshops at the 2024 Texas Emergency Management Conference.

TDEM Deploys Emergency Management Personnel To Support Wildfire Recovery Efforts In Hawaii

September 30, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced today that the agency has deployed personnel to Hawaii to assist communities with their recovery from wildfires that devastated Maui County last month.

TDEM Announces Recipients of Inaugural Distinguished Staff Awards

September 8, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced today the recipients of the inaugural statewide TDEM Distinguished Staff Awards.

TDEM Assistant Chief Brandi Ashby Transfers from Northwest Texas to Central Texas Region

September 6, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced today the transfer of Assistant Chief Brandi Ashby to the newly-created TDEM Region 8.

TDEM Section Chief Erica McDowell Promoted to Assistant Chief for Northwest Texas Region

September 6, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced today the promotion of Section Chief Erica McDowell to Assistant Chief for the newly-drawn TDEM Region 1.

TDEM Section Chief Michael Bradberry Promoted to Assistant Chief for New East Texas Region

September 6, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced today the promotion of Section Chief Michael Bradberry to Assistant Chief for the newly-drawn TDEM Region 3.

TDEM Announces Delivery of Select Personal Protective Equipment

August 1, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced today that delivery is available for select health and medical supplies from the state’s inventory.

Texas Emergency Management Conference Concludes with Record Turnout in Fort Worth

June 6, 2023
As the educational workshops, panel discussions, and networking opportunities at the Texas Emergency Management Conference conclude, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) reports record-setting turnout for the largest emergency management conference in the nation.

Texas Prepares for Hurricane Season With Full-Scale Hurricane Exercise

May 18, 2023
In preparation for the upcoming hurricane season, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) hosted a full-scale exercise this week with participation from state and local partners from across Texas.

TDEM Unveils Workshop Schedule for 2023 Texas Emergency Management Conference

May 11, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is proud to release an extensive workshop agenda and schedule of events for the 2023 Texas Emergency Management Conference. The Conference takes place May 30-June 2 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth.

TDEM Deploys Swiftwater Rescue Resources Ahead of Flash Flood Threat in Texas

May 9, 2023
Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to activate state emergency response resources ahead of severe storms and potential flash flooding expected to impact the state beginning today through the weekend.

Texas Emergency Management Officials Urge Texans Impacted By Severe Weather To Report Damage

April 27, 2023
With severe storms causing damage across Texas this week, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) urges all impacted Texans to report property damage using TDEM’s damage survey.

Deadline Approaching: TDEM Seeks Submissions for Emergency Management Awards and Photo Contest

April 19, 2023
Reminder: The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is seeking nominations for several prestigious awards representing excellence in emergency management, leadership, and service.

TDEM Seeks Nominations for First Responder Memorial at 2023 Texas Emergency Management Conference

March 13, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is requesting nominations honoring first responders who have passed away in the last year to be displayed in a memorial at the 2023 Texas Emergency Management Conference in Fort Worth.

Call for Entries: TDEM Seeks Submissions for Emergency Management Awards and Photo Contest

March 8, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is seeking nominations for several prestigious awards representing excellence in emergency management, leadership, and service.

The Texas A&M University System Awards $165,000 in Grants for Emergency Management Applied Research at TDEM Symposium

March 6, 2023
The Texas A&M University System awarded $165,000 in grant funding for emergency management applied research projects to academic researchers following a symposium hosted by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).

Texas Emergency Management Officials Urge Texans Impacted by Storms to Report Damage

March 3, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) urges all Texans impacted by this week’s severe storms to self-report property damage using TDEM’s

Registration Opens for 2023 Texas Emergency Management Conference

February 27, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2023 Texas Emergency Management Conference.

Researchers Share Proposals with Emergency Managers at TDEM Research Symposium

February 23, 2023
Researchers from The Texas A&M University System shared several proposals to improve emergency management at a research symposium hosted by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) on Tuesday.

TDEM Hosts Texas Emergency Management Technology Summit in Fort Worth

February 14, 2023
Hundreds of Texas first responders, emergency managers, and private sector industry members converged on Fort Worth for the inaugural Texas Emergency Management Technology Summit hosted by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).

Deadline Approaching: Two Weeks Remain to Apply for FEMA Post-Fire Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2022

January 6, 2023
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) reminds partners across the state that the window to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for Post-Fire Fiscal Year 2022 closes on January 20, 2023.

2022 Press Releases

25 Days Remain for Local Texas Jurisdictions to Submit COVID-Related Projects for 100% FEMA Reimbursement

December 6, 2022
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today reminded local jurisdictions that the project submission deadline is 25 days away for COVID-related work eligible for 100 percent federal reimbursement.

Applications Now Accepted for Next Class of Texas Emergency Management Academy

November 29, 2022
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced today that the application period for the next class of The Texas Emergency Management Academy is open.

TDEM Operations Technology Team Accepts 2022 Public Safety GIS Excellence Award

October 31, 2022
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Operations Technology team was awarded the 2022 Award for Excellence in Public Safety GIS in the state category by the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation.

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.