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
Lightning Safety Awareness Week: June 22-28, 2014
Summer is peak season for lightning-one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena. Texas ranks number two in lightning fatalities by state from 2004-2013 ( www.noaa.gov).
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.
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.
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.
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.