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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Determine Your Risk

Hurricanes bring many hazards to the coastlines and inland areas of the United States, including storm surge along the coast, inland flooding due to heavy rainfall, tornadoes, rip currents and large waves.  Follow the links below to determine the actions you need to take to keep your family and property safe.

Video courtesy of NOAA:

How to Build a Go-Kit

Are you ready for hurricane season? After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items covered in this video. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find and any one of them could save your life.

For more information on building a kit, visit: