A Report on
The Methodology for Examining and
Reporting on Emergency Communication
Systems and Their Utilization
In accordance with Senate Bill 1 (87th Legislature, Regular Session)1, the
Texas Emergency Management Council (TEMC) and the State Auditor’s
Office (SAO) have developed a methodology for examining and reporting on
emergency communication systems and their utilization across Texas from
January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2021 (see the Attachment for more
information about Senate Bill 1).
To address the requirements of Senate Bill 1, the State Auditor’s Office will
conduct a statewide survey and summarize those results. The Web-based,
statewide survey will be distributed to (1) Texas counties, (2) municipalities,
(3) independent school districts, (4) special purpose districts, (5) other local
government entities, and (6) utility providers.
The survey will request information specific to emergency communications related to Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Imelda,
the Odessa shooting, Winter Storm Uri, the Intercontinental Terminals Company Deer Park fire, and the Texas Petrochemicals
Group Port Neches plant fire and explosion. The State Auditor’s Office will obtain and summarize the responses received to
the statewide survey and that summary analysis will be included in the published report.
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