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WarnCentralTexas.org serves as a public portal for residents to register for our Regional Notification System (RNS) and learn about other ways their local communities distribute information in times of emergencies. WarnCentralTexas.org also is being developed as a regional preparedness resource so residents in the ten-county CAPCOG region can find useful information about how they can prepare themselves for emergencies and disasters.

 
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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Announcements

Public Input Needed on Comprehensive Parks Master Plan

  • 12 April 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Public Input Needed on Comprehensive Parks Master Plan

The Williamson County Comprehensive Parks Master Plan is in the process of being updated. In April, a series of four public townhall meetings was held to see the results of the citizen survey and share preliminary recommendations of the proposed plan. Now, the public has the opportunity to view the meeting materials online and email comments to [email protected] through Monday, April 30, 2018. View the Open House boards or the Trail Map.

Ribbon Cutting for Brushy Creek Regional Trail and Dam 7 Improvements April 18

  • 11 April 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Ribbon Cutting for Brushy Creek Regional Trail and Dam 7 Improvements April 18

Williamson County and the Upper Brushy Creek WCID will hold a joint ribbon cutting on improvements to Dam 7 and the Brushy Creek Regional Trail (BCRT) around the dam. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 10 a.m. at the overlook along the trail on top of Dam 7. The event is free and open to the public. Dam 7 is located on Brushy Creek by the City of Cedar Park’s Brushy Creek Lake Park, 3300 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, Texas. Parking is available at Brushy Creek Lake Park with a shuttle available to the overlook from the eastern parking lot. The last shuttle will leave for the event at 9:45 a.m. Walking distance to the event along the BCRT is approximate 0.6 miles and 10- to 15-minute walk. Allow time to walk (if preferred along trail) and wear comfortable shoes. Please note that no restrooms are available at the ribbon cutting site; however, there are restrooms in Brushy Creek Lake Park.

WilCo Parks Department Celebrates 15 Years

  • 27 March 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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WilCo Parks Department Celebrates 15 Years

The Williamson County Parks Department reached a milestone in March, celebrating 15 years of providing parks, trails and open spaces to the residents of Williamson County. The Parks Department invites the public to help celebrate their 15th anniversary by sharing photos from County parks and trails. Park lovers are invited to post a photo to Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #WilCoParks15. The County will select some photos to share on its @wilcogov Facebook and Twitter pages. Read more to learn about the Parks Department history!    

National Crime Victims' Rights Week Ceremony April 11

  • 22 March 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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National Crime Victims' Rights Week Ceremony April 11

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is celebrated April 8 to 14, 2018. This year’s theme is Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims, emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services. Williamson County will hold the 2018 Crime Victims’ Rights Week ceremony on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, to recognize and honor extraordinary individuals who demonstrate outstanding service to victims of crime and victim services. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. in the Historic 26th District Courtroom located on the second floor of the Historic County Courthouse, 710 Main Street, Georgetown, Texas, 78626. The event is free and open to the public.  

Public Appeal Process Open on New FEMA Floodplain Updates

  • 6 March 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Public Appeal Process Open on New FEMA Floodplain Updates

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, and where applicable, a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within Williamson County. The restudy includes the cities of Austin, Cedar Park, Coupland, Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, Round Rock and Taylor, as well as the unincorporated areas of Williamson County. The public is invited to review the information and appeal the proposed information over a 90-day period. 

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