Austin County

Emergency Management

“Protect the safety of the people and the lands of Austin County through prevention, preparation, response, and recovery with integrity and honor.”

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Drought Impacts

Drought’s consequences are far-reaching, impacting water quality, public health, the economy, the natural environment, public infrastructure, and more. Understanding drought’s potential impacts enables drought planners and decision makers to better address those impacts and, ultimately, improve their communities’ preparedness to cope with drought.