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A Report On Emergency Communications and Their Utilization

October 2022


This statewide survey on emergency communications collected information and other feedback from (1) Texas counties, (2) municipalities, (3) independent school districts, (4) special purpose districts, (5) other local government entities, and (6) utility providers. The survey addressed the following topics related to the emergency management communications:

  • The entities’ current emergency communication capacities.
  • The actual usage of emergency communications by local government entities and utility providers from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2021.
  • Gaps in emergency communication capacity.