Fire Safety

Information and practices intended to reduce the destruction caused by fire in the home and workplace.


Safety information and tips to help prevent injury or death during rain and lightning storms.


Information to help stop flood water and protect property.


Information relating to extreme temperatures that can cause injury and death.


Hurricane Preparedness information for personal safety and to help limit damage to home and property.

Roadway Safety

Road Safety Information to help reduce likelihood/risk when driving of collision/ incident that may cause property damages, serious injuries and/or death.


Although hurricanes and tornadoes are more dramatic, droughts are among the most costly and far reaching weather related events that require safety precautions.

Tornado Safety

Information to teach safety when a tornado threatens. Know what to do before, during and after a tornado to minimize risk of injury and increase survival.

Serving the

Austin County


Who We Are

The Austin County Office of Emergency Management is responsible for comprehensively planning for and responding to and recovering from all manner of disasters, whether man-made or natural. 

The Austin County OEM also ensures that other agencies not only follow these plans, but fosters communication amongst the responding agencies.

Being part of a Weather-Ready Nation is about preparing for your community’s increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events. Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. You can make sure your community is StormReady®. Some 98 percent of all Presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damage. The StormReady program helps arm America’s communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property–before, during and after the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.

Head Office

800 E. Wendt St.
Bellville, TX 77418.

Call us

(979) 865-6463

Email us