Before A Crisis
After A Crisis
Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
Thunder and Lightning Recovery
Individual Assistance Program
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.