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.

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), in partnership with Austin County and various local entities, has released the draft 2024 Hazard Mitigation Plan for public review. The plan aims to address natural disasters and enhance regional preparedness. Residents are encouraged to review the document and provide feedback using the provided form. While providing contact information is optional, it will assist the Planning Team in considering your comments. You can access the plan HERE and the form HERE.

Head Office

800 E. Wendt St.
Bellville, TX 77418.

Call us

(979) 865-6463

Email us