NIDISThe National Weather Service (NWS) and its NOAA partners have released the November 2014 Southern Plains Drought Outlook Summary. Included among the key highlights of this month's Summary are:

Harris County Sheriff's OfficeThievies Love Early Holiday 'Shopping' too; Don't Become a Victim

(HOUSTON, TX) – With the holiday shopping season about to start, car burglars and thieves will be taking advantage of it as well. They'll be "banking" on you being distracted with your gift list, but not if the HCSO can help it!

HCSO deputies will be out in full force throughout Harris County this holiday season looking for thieves wanting to take advantage of shoppers, and making sure shoppers are armed with safety tips.

In an effort to reduce your chances of being victimized by these "grinches", the HCSO recommends you take the following precautions:

Dear Healthcare Preparedness Colleague,

Below are highlights from the latest Ebola news. MESH is now distributing this product twice a week free of charge. The next update will be sent Tuesday, November 18, at 1 p.m. EST.


IAEM expresses its heartfelt condolences to those affected by the recent tornadoes across the Midwest United States. Emergency managers are encouraged to disseminate the disaster recovery resource links posted on the USA Council news page, providing information on the following:

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages residents to report suspicious behaviors that might indicate criminal or terrorist activity to the department's iWATCH website at Created as a partnership between communities and law enforcement, iWATCH is a DPS website where citizen-sourced information is collected in an effort to help thwart illegal and terroristic endeavors.