Hays County Emergency Information

Shelter Will Open for Local SM Residents at 11:30 p.m.
The City of San Marcos will open the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins at 11:30 p.m., as a shelter for San Marcos residents who want to voluntarily leave flood-prone areas.
“This is a precautionary measure for San Marcos residents who want to voluntarily leave low-lying areas and seek shelter,” said Mayor John Thomaides. “At this time, we do not believe there is immediate danger. If you don’t have to leave, please stay home. But we want to be prepared and able to quickly respond in case that changes. Bottom line, if you don’t have to go anywhere, don’t.”
No mandatory evacuations have been ordered at this time.
Weather forecasts call for continued rain and wind throughout the night, and residents are urged to monitor weather conditions and City of San Marcos websites and social media.
Countywide emergency information is posted at www.HaysInformed.com. Sign up for emergency notifications at www.warncentraltexas.org. Watches, warnings, and location-specific evacuation information can be sent to your cell phone via voice, text and email.
Monitor the weather on local media or the National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio office http://www.weather.gov/ewx/
Follow the City of San Marcos and Hays County’s social media and websites: City of San Marcos emergency information will be posted at www.facebook.com/CityofSanMarcos and www.twitter.com/CityofSanMarcos; and Hays County’s at www.facebook.com/hayscountytexas and www.twitter.com/HaysCountygov.
Monitor the City’s websites: www.sanmarcostx.gov for the latest news and updates; and www.sanmarcostx.gov/smtxfloods for rumor control, flood preparation info, and detailed information about shelters and recovery.
Prepare ahead of time: Disaster preparation tips and information are available at https://ready.gov/floods
Posted by Kharley Smith Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:26:00 PM