Williamson County is encouraging everyone to register cellphone numbers and email addresses at WarnCentralTexas.org to receive emergency alerts by text, email or phone call about their neighborhood so they can stay informed during disasters and other emergency situations. By registering cell phones and email addresses to receive emergency alerts, people can stay informed even when they are not at home. When local emergency personnel and government officials identify a serious threat, such as active flooding, fires, hazardous materials spills, power outages, boil water notices or police activity, they can directly contact those who are most affected to give them vital information. In addition to alerts sent by local jurisdictions, residents may choose to receive automated warnings — tornado, severe thunderstorm or flash flood, for example — from the National Weather Service.
This notification service is provided through CAPCOG. Warncentraltexas.org serves Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis and Williamson counties.