Don't wait to make your emergency plan. Prepare and plan today, so that when disaster strikes, you are ready. Central Texas, including Travis County, is known as Flash Flood Alley. Other emergencies, such as wildfires, tornadoes and severe weather, also occur in our area, so planning and preparation are key to protecting life and property.

Make an emergency plan and register for Central Texas emergency warnings.

Take practical steps now to keep you and your family safe when emergencies occur.

  1. Stay informed. Monitor local news reports for emergency information. There may be no electricity during a disaster, so a hand-crank radio is recommended. See Travis County emergency updates at: facebook twitter
  2. Register your cell phone, phone landline or email address to receive emergency alerts for your specific neighborhood at Contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, is only used for emergency and major incident notification. serves Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis and Williamson Counties.
  3. Stay weather aware. Visit to learn about weather emergencies. Follow during heavy rain and floods to monitor low-water crossing closures.
  4. Build a disaster supply kit. Your kit should include enough non-perishable food, one gallon of water per day per person, prescription medication and other supplies, such as flashlights, batteries and a first-aid kit. Learn more about disaster supply kits at
  5. Make a plan that extends from home to vehicle, workplace and other locations. Remember to have supplies at all locations, and keep vehicle fuel tanks at least half full.
  6. Prepare your home and decrease the threat of wildfires to you and your property by following the Ready, Set, Go! brochure.
  7. Get involved–Prepare your community for emergencies: For more information about National Preparedness Month and getting others involved, go to: or, and follow #NatlPrep.

STAR Flight Comal County Rescue

STAR Flight rescues a man whose vehicle was washed away at a low-water crossing on Aug. 21, 2016, during flooding in Comal County.

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