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WarnCentralTexas.org serves as a public portal for residents to register for our Regional Notification System (RNS) and learn about other ways their local communities distribute information in times of emergencies. WarnCentralTexas.org also is being developed as a regional preparedness resource so residents in the ten-county CAPCOG region can find useful information about how they can prepare themselves for emergencies and disasters.

 
Emergency Management

Color LOGO small636691838875950213The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) assists Williamson County in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters.  The OEM works year-round with City Departments, regional emergency management and public safety officials, and elected officials to develop a plan to lessen the impact of disasters on County residents. OEM Staff comes from various backgrounds and specializations, and work together in the four areas of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

During a disaster, please stay tuned to local radio or television stations for up to date information regarding appropriate safety measures. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about preparedness and what the Office of Emergency Management is doing.


 
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Announcements

Williamson County Lifts Burn Ban

  • 4 September 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County Lifts Burn Ban

County Judge Bill Gravell has lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County effective at noon on Friday, September 4, 2020. The Williamson County Fire Marshal and Office of Emergency Management recommended for the County Judge to lift the burn ban as a result of improved conditions. Please be cautious with any outdoor burning activity. Outdoor burning must be conducted under state regulations found in Texas Administrative Code Section 30 TAC 111.219. A copy of the order can be found here

Williamson County Issues Burn Ban for 90 Days

  • 25 August 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County Issues Burn Ban for 90 Days

On August 24, the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved the implementation of an Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning in the unincorporated areas of Williamson County and continuing for a period not to exceed 90 days. The order also prohibits smoking in and/or on Williamson County parks, preserves, and trails. The order authorizes County Judge Bill Gravell to lift the ban if conditions improve during the effective period of the burn ban. For additional restrictions, requirements and details relating to the Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning, the Order may be viewed here.   

County Judge Gravell Declares Local Disaster and Prohibits Outdoor Burning

  • 21 August 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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County Judge Gravell Declares Local Disaster and Prohibits Outdoor Burning

Due to current dry conditions causing the threat of severe damage as a result of possible wildfires, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell has issued a local disaster declaration and order prohibiting outdoor burning in all unincorporated areas of Williamson County. The order also prohibits smoking in and/or on Williamson County Parks, Preserves, and Trails. The order goes into effect at 5 p.m. Friday, August 21, and continues for seven days unless extended by the consent of the Williamson County Commissioners Court. For additional information, the Declaration and Order may be viewed here.

Williamson County to Host Free COVID-19 Testing in Georgetown

  • 17 August 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County to Host Free COVID-19 Testing in Georgetown

Williamson County Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and in coordination with the City of Georgetown, will be hosting free COVID-19 testing August 18, 19,and 20. Testing will be conducted at the Georgetown Community Center located at 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown, TX 78626. Testing will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will remain operational until supplies last. This is a walk-up site and will not require an appointment prior to being tested. People interested in getting tested will be asked to park and line up for their turn. It is important to note that this is a cheek swab test, so people cannot eat, drink, or use tobacco products 20 minutes prior to the test. Please bring a cell phone for on-site registration. 
 
 

Williamson County to Host Free COVID-19 Testing Sites July 6 to 10

  • 30 June 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County to Host Free COVID-19 Testing Sites July 6 to 10

The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Military Department, will be hosting free COVID-19 testing in the cities of Hutto, Jarrell, and Taylor from July 6 to July 10. All three sites are walk-up sites and will not require an appointment prior to being tested. People interested in getting tested will be asked to park and line up for their turn. It is important to note that due to demand there may be long wait times. Residents are urged to bring a water bottle and a form of shade to cover from the sun if necessary. People do not need to have symptoms in order to be tested. Testing locations will be open at 10 a.m. until testing supplies last. 

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