On September 10, 2008, in response to warnings about Hurricane Ike approaching the coast of Texas, Sherry Decker, North Region Coordinator for National Emergency Number Association - Texas Chapter (NENA -TX), dispatched a letter to NENA-TX members and the Coastal Bend Agenciesreminding them that the Texas Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT) is available to deploy to disaster areas.
Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast at Galveston on September 13 at 2:10 am CDT, as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 110 mph. TERT was activated and the following deployments ensued:
Scenes from Hurricane IKE Deployment to Seabrook, TX, September 2008
Photos by 9-1-1 Dispatchers Jeff Doughty, Matt Hurtado, Jason Smith, Jennifer Veber