Weather and Disaster Information
ÌýThe ÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó provides a number of resources for school districts affected by extreme weather, natural disasters, or man-made disasters.ÌýThese resources includeÌý and information for students displaced by disaster.
February 2021 Inclement Winter Weather
In response to the February 2021 inclement weather, ÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó has produced information for school districts and charter schools to support planning and instruction.
- Updated February 4, 2022 - 2021 Winter Storm Uri ApplicationÌý(Download link prior to opening)
- December 9 - Costs Associated with Disaster Relief Spreadsheet
- December 9Ìý-Ìý
- December 9Ìý-Ìý
- March 4Ìý-ÌýÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó Winter Storm Uri Update
- February 25Ìý-ÌýGuidance for Students Experiencing Homelessness
- February 26Ìý- Texas County Disaster Declaration as of 2/25/2021
- March 1 - TAA: Disaster Aid Assistance Survey
- March 4Ìý-ÌýTDEM: Individual Assistance FAQ
- March 4 -ÌýTDEM: iSTAT Flyer for Individuals
- March 4 -ÌýTDEM: pSTAT Flyer for School Systems
- March 4 -ÌýÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó/TDEM Damage Assessment and Public Assistance Webinar PPT (PDF)
- March 4 - Ìý
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance
The ÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó (ÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó) continues to work with the Office of the Governor,ÌýTexas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to coordinate and plan the stateâ€™s response to COVID-19. Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance page for more information.Ìý
ÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó has been working with the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) to develop a hurricane guide for superintendents or their designees which are typically high-level school administrators.Ìý This guide provides a checklist of tasks that school districts should accomplish in order to meet standard protocols for hurricane/severe weather prevention, mitigation, preparedness, recovery and response efforts.Ìý The latest version of this high-level guide can be found at the below link. If you have any questions, please submit those to the ÈËÆÞÓÕ»ó Safe and Supportive Schools Program team atÌýschoolsafety@tea.texas.govÌýor to the TxSSC at thisÌý.
Frequently Asked Questions
A web page called Dealing With Disaster: Frequently Asked Questions provides information about education services available to students who are displaced by a disaster.
Other agencies also provide additional services or information to Texans to help them prepare for or deal with disasters.
The Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University serves as a central location for school safety information and provides schools with research, training, and technical assistance to reduce youth violence and promote safety in Texas.
This website is CDCâ€™s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system through whichÌýthe President of the United StatesÌýcan address the public during a national emergency. The system also may be used by state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information such as AMBER alerts and weather information targeted to a specific area.
FEMA is the agency of the federalÌýgovernment tasked with disaster preparation and mitigation, survivor assistance, and responseÌýand recovery.
The state's official homeland security website provides information about emergencies in Texas.
The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security website provides information onÌývariousÌýnational security areas,Ìýlaw enforcement issues, civil rights and civil liberties, citizenship and immigration, and disasters.
A list of all NOAAÌýWeather Radio (NWR) stations in Texas is provided here. The NWR is a nationwide network of radio stationsÌýthat broadcast National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
A U.S. Department of Education (USDE) website provides informationÌýto helpÌýschool leaders plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents, and terrorist acts.
This FEMA-sponsored websiteÌýfeatures emergency preparedness resources, including special information for pet owners, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities and special needs. Ready.gov also provides increased state and local information; you can learn about the types of emergencies most likely to occur in your area and the plans that have been established to deal with these emergencies.
Information on Hurricane Harvey Resources