Anti-terror attack grant group gives report

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Kevin Clement of the University of Houston presents a summary of terroristic threat tactics and lessons learned from previous terror attacks to the public gathered for a briefing on how our first responders are updating their terroristic threat response capability.

On Tuesday of this week the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission held a community briefing on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Preparedness (CCTA) Grant progress for the Orange County community.

In July of last year the SETRPC was one of only five Texas governmental entities to receive a DHS grant in the amount of $1,076,336 to prepare regional first responder assets to respond to a coordinated terroristic attack in Orange County. The SETRPC has launched a series of studies, workshops and began to assemble a CCTA response plan template for further development during year one of the grant. Tuesday’s briefing was an opportunity to show the community what the project has done, so far, to formulate a coordinated terror attack response.

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