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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

Mosquito Management in Texas

The risk of getting West Nile Virus (WNV) or other mosquito borne illness increases in late July through August. You can protect yourself and your family through a few simple steps at home.

The 4D's to protect yourself from West Nile Virus:

  1. Try to stay indoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most effective.
  2. Use a DEET insect repellent.
  3. Dress in long sleeves and pants when outside (particularly during dusk and dawn).
  4. Routinely drain standing water in items surrounding your home such as flower pots, pet dishes, and bird baths where mosquitoes can breed.

For additional information go to the Williamson County & Cities Health District website and Fite the Bite!

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           

Name

Location

Status

Comment

Clay Madsen Recreation Center

1600 Gattis School Road

Closed

Call 218-5515 for transportation in an emergency

 


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