TDEM’s ribbon cutting at New Strategic Supply Warehouse

Today, #TeamIna attended ribbon cutting for new Texas Division of Emergency Management Region 6 Warehouse which will serve 43 counties in Central Texas. I helped secure $60 million to help build regional warehouses to expedite emergency response. Many thanks to Chief Nim Kidd and staff for excellent work.
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Chancellor Sharp and Chief Kidd were joined by members of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents: Elaine Mendoza, James R. “Randy” Brooks, and Student Regent Matilin “Mati” Rigsby. State Representatives Barbara Gervin-Hawkins (D-San Antonio), John Lujan (R-San Antonio) and Ina Minjarez (D-San Antonio), also participated in the ribbon cutting.

The warehouse is the first of eight planned facilities to open after the Texas Legislature appropriated funding to TDEM to build space to house the Strategic Texas Stockpile, which includes personal protective equipment, testing materials and supplies necessary to continue to support the state’s response to the pandemic and other disasters. Lessons learned from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response highlighted the need for Texas to maintain its own cache of personal protective equipment and other medical supplies. The opening of TDEM’s planned network of facilities allows for better service to the people of Texas and an ability to more urgently usher resources where they are needed.

“Thanks to the forethought of state lawmakers, we will be prepared when the next pandemic or disaster hits,” Chancellor Sharp said. “The Texas A&M System and its newest agency, TDEM, are always ready to respond quickly, and, now, these warehouses will give us another resources to help our fellow Texans when they need us most.”

  • Melanie Cervantes
    published this page in NEWS 2022-01-31 20:30:20 -0600