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Disaster Response  // Posts tagged as "Disaster Response"

03 Feb Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Jesse Tree Support Network Fundraiser

Jesse Tree Support Network Fundraiser

Jesse Tree Support Network Fundraiser

Scanning the searchers briefly, I then turned to see with relief that a tent had been erected and the family was seated comfortably drinking water and talking to a Jesse Tree councilor who had just arrived… Thinking back over the past decade I have lost count of the times we’ve worked a drowning on one […]

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11 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Storm Scare

Storm Scare

Storm Scare

A pop up storm can cause us to walk a tightrope and really highlights the interdependence of the groups that care for and protect our beaches.   History shows us that a tide of more than 3.5 feet above average puts our lifeguard towers at risk, which potentially could cost several hundred thousand dollars. It’s […]

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18 Sep Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Thank You SSN Groups

Thank You SSN Groups

Thank You SSN Groups

Sometimes it seems like we all scurry about for most of our lives. The politics, games, gluttony, maneuvering, manipulation and acquisition of things is a fantastic distraction. If not careful we can get so caught up that it completely disconnects us from what really matters. There are times in all of our lives when critical […]

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16 Feb Beach Safety, GIBP News | Comments Off on Dune Planting with Artist Boat

Dune Planting with Artist Boat

Dune Planting with Artist Boat

Help Artist Boat restore a dune destroyed by Ike this weekend! They’re looking for volunteers who would like to participate in our dune planting events this Saturday, February 21st, from 9:45 AM-2:30 PM and Sunday, February 22nd, from 12:45-5:30 PM. Please contact Nate Johnson at (409) 770-0722 or at njohnson@artistboat.org to register for an event!

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23 May Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Memorial Weekend

Memorial Weekend

Memorial Weekend

It’s here! Beach season is on us. Depending on a multitude of factors, somewhere between 250-500,000 people will visit the island this weekend. And it won’t stop there. Last year, Galveston tourism set records for visitation and visitor spending. More than 5.8 million visitors came to Galveston Island, spending $687.2 million to generate an economic […]

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11 Apr Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Oil Spill

Oil Spill

Oil Spill

Since the oil spill, life has been a blur of meetings, reports, surveys, and passing endless streams of information both up and down the chain of command. The typical day for me has been to wake up at 4:45 and get to the joint command at the convention center by about 5:50. After checking in, […]

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05 Apr Beach Safety, GIBP News | Comments Off on Texas City ‘Y’ Oil Spill Information

Texas City ‘Y’ Oil Spill Information

Texas City ‘Y’ Oil Spill Information

Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts For updates on the entire scope of the Texas City “Y” Oil Spill, a website has been created where press releases are being posted. For the most current information, visit http://www.texascityyresponse.com. Weekend Beach Forecast While some oil remains on the east end of Galveston Island and Sea Wolf Park area of Pelican Island, […]

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04 Apr Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Oil, Tri, and Jesse Tree

Oil, Tri, and Jesse Tree

Oil, Tri, and Jesse Tree

Very early one day last week I was about 150 yards from shore directly in front of the 37th street pier. I’ve been working quite a bit lately helping to coordinate resources due to the oil spill and it felt good to switch gears for a couple of hours. It was barely light and really […]

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21 Feb Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Institutional Memory

Institutional Memory

Institutional Memory

Galveston city and county have a history of resilience. Despite our mercurial weather and politics we somehow manage to pull together when we need to. Many of those of us living here now have ancestors that rebuilt the city after the 1900 storm and erected the physical embodiment of that resilience and willingness to take […]

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