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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.

During a disaster, please stay tuned to local radio or television stations for up to date information regarding appropriate safety measures. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about preparedness and what the Office of Emergency Management is doing.

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Williamson County Issues Disaster Declaration

  • 23 October 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County Issues Disaster Declaration

Williamson County Judge Dan A. Gattis issued a proclamation declaring a state of disaster for Williamson County on October 22, 2018, resulting from continued severe weather, flash flooding, and potable water outages that occurred on or about October 15, 2018. The state of disaster shall continue for not more than seven days unless continued or renewed by the Commissioners Court. A copy of the disaster declaration can be found here

Sign Up at WarnCentralTexas.org for Emergency Notifications

  • 26 September 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Sign Up at WarnCentralTexas.org for Emergency Notifications

The Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) is upgrading the regional notification system that powers WarnCentralTexas.org to bring residents emergency and public safety warnings they need to protect their families, properties and selves. As part of the upgrade, CAPCOG recommends that previously self-registered participants update their notification information by using the link inside an email sent through the new Everbridge system. Residents who haven’t registered to receive emergency warnings at WarnCentralTexas.org should do so. It is important to note newer cellphone models receive federal notifications, such as Amber Alerts. WarnCentralTexas.org is a separate system and a critical tool for local first responders to reach the affected public during an emergency.

Williamson County Lifts Burn Ban

  • 10 September 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County Lifts Burn Ban

Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County today, Monday, September 10, 2018.
Please be cautious with any outdoor burning activity. Outdoor burning must be conducted under state regulations found in Texas Administrative Code Section 30 TAC 111.219.
Prior to conducting controlled burns, please take the following steps:
1. Please contact your local fire department – Some fire departments may require a burn permit.
2. Please contact Williamson County Communications – Please call and report your controlled burn to Williamson County Communications at 512-864-8282. They can inform you of any burning restrictions that may exist.
 

Fight the Bite

  • 6 July 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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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

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