ReadyCentralTexas.org gets new look, shows comprehensive resources
Improved Digital Emergency Preparedness Hub Released
Readycentraltexas.org Gets New Look and Shows Comprehensive Resources
Austin’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announces the redesign of its digital emergency preparedness hub ReadyCentralTexas.org. The newly redesigned website serves as a centralized hub for emergency preparedness for the types of hazards faced by Austin and Travis County and the larger region.
“As Austin continues to see more extreme weather because of climate change, our community needs to change how it prepares for emergencies,” said Ken Snipes, Director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “Extreme weather leads to impacts like shifting foundations, frozen pipes, potential power outages, flooded roads and fires. This is the new normal. We recommend having seven days of supplies and plans to shelter in place or evacuate if needed. Now is the time to improve how you prepare yourself, and ReadyCentralTexas.org will help you get ready and stay ready.”
The new design highlights the most frequent disasters seen in the central Texas region and how to prepare for them. Austin is in Flash Flood Alley; the public can find information and resources on flooding preparedness. Viewers will find preparedness resources for Winter Weather, Extreme Heat, Severe Weather, Wildfire, and other hazards. All emergency preparedness events, like Emergency Preparedness Pop-Up events hosted in each Council District. Ready Together Preparedness Training registration will be hosted on the new site. Links to the downloadable Neighborhood Preparedness Guide are available in English and Spanish. New resources on the site also outline the state and federal recovery and reimbursement resources, complete with videos in English and Spanish.
ReadyCentralTexas.org serves as a one stop shop for emergency preparedness resources. Being prepared in advance of an emergency or disaster can have a positive impact on the community’s safety during an event and their ability to recover afterward. Using this site will help Austinites know how to prepare homes and neighborhoods to make Austin a more resilient community.
To learn more about emergency preparedness visit ReadyCentralTexas.org.