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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 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.


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We continue to experience record high temperatures in June. Drink plenty of water, take breaks in the shade if you must be outdoors and know where to go if you need to cool off.  


Cooling Centers Updates   

Many Austin Public Library locations and Austin Recreation and Senior Centers are available for use as cooling centers throughout the week during normal business hours (not for overnight services). Please verify hours before arriving at a location.  

Additional information on locations is available at the Austin Parks & Recreation website and the Austin Public Libraries website for addresses and business hours. Currently, only service animals are permissible at these locations. 

Public Facilities

Gus Garcia Recreation Center  

Givens Recreation Center

George Morales Dove Springs Rec Center

South Austin Recreation Center

Dittmar Recreation Center

Austin Recreation Center (Showers are closed.)    

Hancock Recreation Center

Northwest Recreation Center

Cantu / Pan A.m. Recreation Center  

Montopolis Recreation Center 

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

Dougherty Arts Center 

George Washington Carver Museum  

Asian American Resource Center  


Additional Cooling Center Locations   

Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) 500 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701 // Open Monday – Friday and Sat. & Sun. 8:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.  

Updated 1:26 p.m. 6/27/2022