The Round Rock Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) is committed to serving the community before, during and after a major emergency or disaster through effective coordination of city departments, partnering agencies and organizations and encouraging community preparedness.
In addition to city and county resources, this web page provides links and information for resources including the Regional Notification System Registration (RNS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other helpful sites in preparation of or recovery from disasters.
Though we are still in the midst of a pandemic, there are other hazards we need to be aware of and know how to stay safe. We still have to be prepared for flash flooding, wildfires and severe thunderstorms! Learn more at ready.gov/plan and update your plan due to COVID-19. Be sure to pack cloth face coverings (for everyone over 2 years old) and disinfectant wipes/spray in your emergency bag, and check your sheltering plan.
Frequently Asked Questions:
A storm must have a windspeed of at least 58 mph and/or hail measuring one inch or larger to be classified as a severe thunderstorm.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued when severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. It does not mean that they will occur.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued when severe thunderstorms are occurring or imminent in the warning area.
Download information about thunderstorm safety. WHAT DO YOU DO?
Immediately seek shelter in an enclosed building or car. Wait 30 minutes after hearing thunder to return outside. Learn more about storm safety.
At Home: Go to a safe room or an interior room away from windows. Do not forget your pets if time allows.
At Work or School: Follow your tornado drill procedures and seek shelter immediately. Stay away from windows and large open areas, such as cafeterias, gymnasiums, or auditoriums.
Outside: Seek shelter inside a sturdy building immediately. Sheds and storage facilities are not safe.
In a Vehicle: The best course of action is drive to the nearest location where you can seek shelter. If this is not possible, abandon your car and seek shelter in a low lying area such as a ditch or ravine.
Read about tornado safety for you and your family. LEARN MORE