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Preparedness Materials

These educational materials are available for presentations, professional printing and office printing. Where applicable, content has been created in coordination with the American Red Cross and National Weather Services. Design files are available to accredited non-profit and government organizations by request to the HSEM Public Information and Marketing Manager.

Emergency Materials/Resources

Warn Central Texas (English/Spanish)

Download 11x17 poster (PDF English)
Download Social Package (PNG English)

Download 11x17 poster (PDF Spanish)
Download Social Package (PNG Spanish)

Emergency Kit Checklist (English/Spanish)

►Download for office printing or presentations 7"x5" (JPEG English)
►Download for office printing or presentations 7"x5" (JPEG Spanish)

Download for professional printing 7"x5" (PDF Prints 4/4 bleeds) 

Emergency Kit Checklist (English/Spanish)

Pet Emergency Checklist

►Download for office printing or presentations (PDF English)
►Download for office printing or presentations (PDF Spanish)

Emergency Plan Materials (English/Spanish)

►Contact Cards Download for office printing or presentations  3.5"x6.4" (ZIP English)
►Contact Cards Download for office printing or presentations  3.5"x6.4" (ZIP Spanish)

Contact Cards Download for professional printing 3.5"x4" (PDF - Prints 4/4 bleeds)
 

►Emergency Plan Template (Website English)
►Emergency Plan Template (Website Spanish)

Annual Emergency Preparedness Calendar

The 2022 Emergency Preparedness Calendar is being developed! Click here for more information about the calendar and how to get it when it is released.


Wildfire/Heat Safety Resources

Wildfire Action Guide

►Download guide (PDF)

Maintain a Defensible Space (English/Spanish)

►Download for office printing or presentations  11"x17" (PDF)

Heat Safety (English/Spanish)

►Download for office printing or presentations  8.5"x11" (PDF English)
►Download for office printing or presentations  8.5"x11" (PDF Spanish)


Small Business Resources

Emergency Preparedness (English/Spanish)

►Download for office printing or presentations  10"x7.5" (PDF English/Spanish)

Preparedness Checklist

►Download for office printing or presentations  8.5"x11" (PDF English)

Recovery Checklist

►Download for office printing or presentations  8.5"x11" (PDF English)


Misc Materials

NWS Weather Messages: What Do They Mean? (English/Spanish)

 

►Download for office printing or presentations  6"x6.5" (JPEG English)
►Download for office printing or presentations  6"x6.5" (JPEG Spanish)

Download for professional printing 6"x6.5" (PDF - Prints 4/4 bleeds)

Fight the Bite Day & Night (English/Spanish)

►Download for office printing or presentations  11"x8.5" (PDF English)
►Download for office printing or presentations  11"x8.5" (PDF Spanish)

 

 Emergency Preparedness Resources

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
  • Informational videos
  • Document library with preparedness materials
  • COVID-19 resources from Austin, the State of Texas and the federal government

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

 


Warn Central Texas Alert System

The Capital Area Council of Governments uses a regional notification system (RNS) called Everbridge as a crucial public-safety tool. Warn Central Texas covers a 10 county region to include: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson.

Register here to receive emergency notifications from your local emergency response team. Be among the first to receive critical community alerts regarding natural disasters, weather warnings, evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.

 

Accessible Hazard Alert System
Accessible Hazard Alert System

The City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Travis County Office of Emergency Management have partnered with Deaf Link to launch the Accessible Hazard Alert System (AHAS) for Deaf, Blind, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf and Blind community.

Austin and Travis County AHAS subscribers will receive an accessible message in American Sign Language, and English voice and text. The alert message will include information about the emergency and what actions to take. AHAS has the capability to send accessible alerting messages to registered residents before, during, and after an emergency or disaster in Travis County.

When an emergency alert or other information is sent through the AHAS program, users will receive accessible alert messages on internet and video capable devices such as computers, cell phones, smart phones, tablet computers, and wireless Braille readers.

Register for alerts at https://atc.ahasalerts.com/ or by texting AHAS to 737-241-3710.