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During a disaster or emergency, visit this page to get up-to-date official information from the City of Austin and Travis County about the hazard impacting our community and immediate actions you should take to keep you and your loved ones safe. Consider bookmarking the link to this page so you can quickly find it during a crisis. You can also follow Austin HSEM on social media: 

Twitter - @AustinHSEM

Facebook - @AustinHSEM

 

Prepare now for emergencies 

The best way to protect yourself during a major emergency is to have a safety plan, supplies, and access to critical information long before it happens. Visit ReadyCentralTexas.org to sign up for emergency alerts, and learn what you can do today to help yourself survive and recover more quickly from disasters in the future.

State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry

Sign up for the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR). Register for STEAR if you, a family member or friend have a medical condition, mobility needs, or communication needs that require additional assistance during an emergency event. 

Download Ready Central Texas App

The City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Travis County Office of Emergency Management have partnered to deploy an emergency preparedness mobile app.

The Ready Central Texas app provides:

  • News updates and warnings
  • Preparedness resources
  • Emergency plan checklists to help make sure you have what you need

The app is available on Android and iOS devices and is free to download and use.

Status

Hazardous winter weather conditions could impact people, property, and pets. If you haven’t already, take precautions now. Stay weather aware and monitor local news. All Parks and Library facilities can serve as a Warming Center during normal operating hours. Service animals are permitted in City facilities. Check hours of operation before arriving. Visit ReadyCentralTexas.org on how to be prepared for winter weather.

Recovery

As the storm starts to pass, now is the time to start the recovery process. That can mean repairs to your property, resuming your services, and restoring your health and well-being. Visit the Recovery page for resources for recovering after a storm or emergency.

 


Warming Centers

Severe winter weather is in the forecast. All Parks and Library facilities can serve as a Warming Center during normal operating hours. Service animals are permitted in City facilities. Check hours of operation before arriving. Please monitor local news for up-to-date weather information and visit ReadyCentralTexas.org on how to be prepared for winter weather.  

 

Warming Centers Map

Updated 12:18 p.m. 02/18/2024