The City of Round Rock's Office of Emergency Management provides information and resources for a better prepared community.
In addition to city and county resources, this web page provides links and information for resources including the Emergency Notification System (ENS), The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other helpful sites in preparation of or recovery from disasters.
Our area is currently under no emergency conditions, though we are still in a drought situation. Review information under Seasonal Safety for more information on drought and weather.
If there is a weather alert, click on the Public Alert (more info) link that will appear on the top left corner of this page or any other page on this web site for the latest updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).
Seasonal Safety and Awareness Programs
Turn around. Don't Drown
During severe weather, roads may become dangerous before the information is posted on this page. Always use caution when traveling in severe weather. When you come to a flooded road, do not attempt to cross it!
Tornado Season Tornado season in Texas is from March until June though they can happen at any time of the year. Make sure you know how to stay safe during severe weather by following some simple safety tips:
Seek Shelter in an interior room or hallway without windows on the lowest floor of your home, office or other building.
Avoid large rooms with unsupported roofs such as auditoriums and gymnasiums.
If you are at school, follow instructions and go to the designated shelter area.
If you are in a mobile home, immediately get out and take shelter in a sturdier building.
If you are in open country, take cover on low ground, preferably in a ditch and lying flat.
If you are in your car-AVOID OVERPASSES. This is extremely dangerous due to flying debris and structure collapse.
If at all possible take shelter away from your car in the nearest building.
For more information on tornadoes and to download a preparedness guide on tornadoes and severe thunderstorms visit the NOAA website.
Drought in Texas...Currently 92% of the state is experiencing moderate to exceptional drought status...South Central Texas has county wide outdoor burn bans established by county officials (read more).
Texas Youth Preparedness Camp For the past two summers, the Texas School Safety Center(TxSSC), Texas State University-San Marcos has held a summer camp for youth that focuses on emergency preparedness, leadership and action planning.
The TxSSC will provide scholarships for 3 teams of 10 individuals to attend the camp scheduled for June 24-28, 2013.
Texas is prone to many natural hazards that threaten the state and our region, such as wildfires - tornadoes - floods - hurricanes - hazardous chemical incidents. It is everyone's responsibility to be prepared for emergencies, particularly for natural disasters.