In mid-February 2021, Austin experienced Winter Storm Uri. This unprecedented winter weather event left many without power for days, affected travel and mobility, and caused significant structural damage. The collective impact of this historic storm caused physical and emotional trauma throughout our community.
As unprecedented as this storm was, the City must assess what occurred before, during, and after to ensure our community’s safety and resilience in the face of any future extreme weather event or disaster. Immediately following Winter Storm Uri, the City Manager directed staff to conduct a full after-action analysis of the City’s actions in order to assist future planning efforts. This page outlines the many activities central to this initiative.