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Homeland Security and Emergency Management

The City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about preparedness, develops volunteers, manages grant funding to improve homeland security and public safety capabilities, coordinates emergency response and recovery, supports planned events, and works with public and partner organizations to protect our whole community when it needs us the most.

February 2021 Severe Cold Weather Resources & Information

Individuals looking for the most up to date information regarding available resources due to the impacts of the severe cold weather that has impacted the City can be found here.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The overall risk of COVID-19 in Texas to the general public is elevated at this time due to person-to-person spread in the United States. There are confirmed cases in Austin-Travis County.

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The Austin/Travis County Emergency Operations Center is ACTIVE.

For media inquiries (Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm) call 512-974-0699.

After hours, call 512-974-0599.

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