Emergency Management

Color LOGO small636691838875950213The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) assists Williamson County in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters.  The OEM works year-round with City Departments, regional emergency management and public safety officials, and elected officials to develop a plan to lessen the impact of disasters on County residents. OEM Staff comes from various backgrounds and specializations, and work together in the four areas of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

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Williamson County Commissioners Court Issues Burn Ban

  • 24 July 2018
  • Author: Lauren Gammon
  • Number of views: 519
Williamson County Commissioners Court Issues Burn Ban

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, Williamson County Commissioners Court approved the implementation of a County Burn Ban for a period not to exceed 90 days and to authorize County Judge Dan A. Gattis to lift the ban when conditions improve. A copy of the burn ban can be found here.

Due to the Commissioners Court issuance of the Burn Ban Order today, the Williamson County Judge, Dan A. Gattis, has terminated the Disaster Declaration and Order that he previously issued on Friday, July 20, 2018.  The Commissioners Court’s Burn Ban Order will control as to the outdoor burning prohibitions, as well as punishments for violations of such Burn Ban Order.

Fight the Bite

  • 6 July 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
  • Number of views: 680
Fight the Bite

It's summer when everyone wants to spend time outdoors; however, itchy mosquito bites may be a problem in your neighborhood. The Williamson County and Cities Health District has tips to help you enjoy your summer in the great outdoors. Don’t cook up a breeding ground for mosquitoes - follow the 3Ds to keep mosquitoes away:

•    Drain: Empty standing water containers at least once per week
•    Dress: Wear long sleeves, long pants, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
•    Defend: Properly apply an EPA registered repellent such as DEET, picaridin, or IR 3535