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.
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).
Williamson County Issues Burn Ban
On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (Williamson County, TX), the Williamson County Commissioners Court issued a burn ban for 30 days. The County Judge was given the authority to lift the burn ban during this time if conditions improve. A person violates this order if he burns any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks, or orders such burning by others. The burn ban prohibits the burning of household yeard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings. It also prohibits burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation. This order may be enforced by any duly-commissioned peace officer and is a Class C Misdemeanor that is punishalge by a fine of up to $500. In the event the burn ban is lifted, no outdoor burning of combustible materials will be allowed during Critical Fire Danger Days and Red Flag Warning Days.
Seasonal Safety and Awareness Programs
Cold Weather Safety
When temperatures dip down in the 30's or below remember safety for the 4 "P"s:PEOPLE: Keep your family warm both inside and out. Make sure to check on any elderly neighbors that may need extra blankets, coats or help winterizing their homes.
PETS: Dogs and cats get cold too. Bring them inside at night to keep them healthy and safe.
PLANTS: Either cover plants to keep them warm at night or bring them inside so they can flourish.
PIPES: Protect faucets, outdoor pipes and exposed pipes inheated areas by wrapping them with plastic foam, bags or rags. Drain and store water hoses. Let indoor faucets drip; it is not necessary to run a stream of water. For more winter weather tips visit the TDI website.
Cold weather and winter storms pose a special challenge to elderly residents. Click here to learn how to plan ahead for winter weather.
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.