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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Storm Preparation

Each year, the United States averages some 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,300 tornadoes and 2 Atlantic hurricanes, as well as widespread droughts and wildfires. Weather, water and climate events, cause an average of approximately 650 deaths and $15 billion in damage per year and are responsible for some 90 percent of all presidentially-declared disasters. About one-third of the U.S. economy – some $3 trillion – is sensitive to weather and climate. It is important to be prepared for when mother natures fury is unleashed on your area.

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