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Additional Information:

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.

For more information concerning city emergency management questions contact the Emergency Management Coordinator, Dorothy L. Miller  or the Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator, Michael Clanton. 

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


October is awareness month for a few very important topics:

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    Be Disaster Aware-Take Action to Prepare!

During National Preparedness Month we encourage citizens, the community and workplace to take action to be prepared, safer communities.For more information click here.

September 30: Fire Prevention Week in October!

  • 9/30  Continue to host and support preparedness activities all year long. Find or host a preparedness activity in your local area-find guides and tips on planning an event by visiting: www.ready.gov/prepare.
  • As we wind down National Preparedness Month we also gear up for Fire Prevention Week October 7-13! Take action to Protect your Home and Family.  

September 22-30: How to Practice for an Emergency

  • 9/22  If you receive an emergency alert, take action and check local media for more information. Click HERE To sign up for notifications.
  • 9/24  Tips: How to Practice for an Emergency www.ready.gov/prepare, #NatlPrep
  • 9/26  Know what hazardous weather can occur in your area by visiting the National Weather Service (NWS) website.

September 5-21: Know How to Build an Emergency Kit

September 8-14: Know How to Plan for Specific Needs

September 1-7: How to Reconnect with Family After Disaster

 Severe Thunderstorms: Should We Delay the Game?

Parks and fields are dangerous places to be during thunderstorms due to the dangerous nature of lightning. The National Weather Service (NWS) urges Texans to delay the game when a thunderstorm approaches.

For more information please visit: NOAA/NWS Lightning Safety page 

Here are some lightning safety tips:

  • If you can hear the roar of thunder, you are close enough to be struck, so seek shelter.
  • If you are outdoors, with no shelter available, stay low.
  • Move away from hills, high places and tall, isolated trees.
  • Do not touch metal objects (tennis rackets, bats, golf clubs)
  • Do not ride bicycles, lean against fences or metal sheds.
  • Do not lean against your vehicle-get inside quickly.

Hurricane Season June-November

Even though we are not on a coastline, Central Texas citizens need to be prepared for possible severe weather, such as flooding and high winds due to a hurricane.

Make sure you are prepared by having a "Go Kit" ready in case you need to evacuate. Go to www.ready.gov for further information.

Flood Safety

Turn around. Don't Drown

According to the National Weather Service, Floods are the #1 natural disaster in the United States and have caused nearly $24 billion in U. S. flood losses over the past 10 years.

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-Turn Around Don't Drown!

Since the City of Round Rock is a participating community in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), anyone in the community is eligible to purchase flood insurance. For more information visit http://www.floodsmart.gov or contact the FEMA Region VI office at (940) 898-5127.

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Are you prepared? Esta preparado?

Surviving Disasters: How Texans Prepare- see stories of survival. Learn how to prepare yourself and your community as it could save your life. Texasprepares.org

More Natural Hazards Safety Tips:

Lightning safety:


Call before you dig
Planning a home improvement job, installing a fence or planting a tree? Call 811 before you dig! Knowing what's below protects you and your family. Learn more... 

Kids Safety and Awareness

Kids can be prepared too! There are several programs and games that kids can play to learn about safety at home and in the event of an emergency

Kids, Let's Get Ready! with Rosita and friends at Sesame Street!

  Be a Disaster Hero!  

Do you have the skills needed to prepare, survive and recover from a natural disaster? Compete against members of the disaster specialist team and find out! Go play.


  Emergency Shelters           





Clay Madsen Recreation Center

1600 Gattis School Road


Call 218-5515 for transportation in an emergency


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