Hays County Emergency Information

In a major emergency situation Hays County and other authorized jurisdictions throughout Hays County -- emergency responders, school districts, cities, utilities, law enforcement, etc. -- will provide emergency information about the situation via this HaysInformed blog to provide a one-stop, coordinated emergency information page. This page is designed to provide accurate, real-time emergency information for the public and media from agencies throughout Hays County.

All information will be provided by authorized personnel for the jurisdiction managing a particular aspect of the emergency. During an emergency, organizations may also issue press releases to the media which will be posted here as well. We encourage you to rely on this as a source of official information and not to be distracted by rumors and unofficial social media posts.

Please do not call 9-1-1 or your local government for updates to the emergency situation. 9-1-1 is for emergency assistance only and local governments in Hays County are not staffed to answer general information calls during emergency situations.

As of 31Jan2014, you can get info posted here at www.facebook.com/haysinformed or sent to your Twitter feed by following @haysinformed.

Road Closures for much of Central Texas, including Hays County, are at the Road Closures tab above. Hays County partners with ATX Floods to bring you a more comprehensive view of road closures in our part of Central Texas.

Hwy 290 in Dripping Springs has been re-opened 

Hwy 290 in Dripping Springs has been re-opened. The gas leak has been contained and the line is being repaired.

Posted by Kharley Smith Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:18:00 PM

Hwy 290 in Dripping Springs - will re-open shortly 

The gas flow has stopped. Hwy 290 and surrounding area roads should be re-opened shortly.

Posted by Kharley Smith Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:59:00 PM

Hwy 290 in Dripping Springs Shut Down 

The 1600 block of Hwy 290 in Dripping Springs near Hays Country Acres has been shut down in all directions.  Please avoid this area.

Posted by Kharley Smith Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Lehman High School released from Lockout Status 

Lehman Highschool no longer on lockout status. Law enforcement emergency has been resolved. Normal Activity has resumed.
Posted by HCSO Dispatch Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Lockout at Lehman High School, 1700 Lehman Rd, Kyle  

Lehman High School is currently being put on Lockout Status due to a law enforcement emergency in the area of the school. There is no danger to the students and staff at Lehman. Lockout means that the school will be securing the perimeter of the... read more
 
Posted by HCSO Dispatch Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:56:00 AM

Wind Advisory 

Hays County is currently under a Wind Advisory – REFRAIN FROM BURNING The wind advisory is from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm today. Frequent gusts of 30-35 mph are likely, and some peak gusts of 35-40 mph are possible, especially from around noon until ... read more
 
Posted by Kharley Smith Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Lockdown Drill at Fuentes Elementary 

Public Safety Officials will be conducting a lockdown drill at Fuentes Elementary, 901 Goforth Rd in Kyle . THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.

Posted by HCSO Dispatch Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:39:00 AM

Lockdown Drill at Chapa Middle School 

Public Safety Officials will be conducting a lockdown drill at Chapa Middle School 3311 Dacy Ln in Kyle . THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.

Posted by HCSO Dispatch Thursday, April 13, 2017 9:23:00 AM

FEMA Presents New floodplain Maps for Hays County Communities 

FEMA has presented their preliminary maps for their proposed Physical Map Revision. There is a 30 day comment period, which started on April 7, 2017, in which they will accept comments from the public regarding non-technical issues like city limits, ... read more
 
Posted by Kharley Smith Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:50:00 AM

Flood Warning for Blanco River 

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Blanco River starting this evening through Wednesday morning. Blanco River at Fischer Store Rd is forecasted to rise to 17.3 feet later this evening. Flood stage is 17 feet at that... read more
 
Posted by Kharley Smith Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:11:00 PM
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