Disaster Information

  • NWS Flood Advisory issued… (10/8/2018)

    National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory that includes South Western Williamson County area till 1700 today.
    NO action requested of WCARES at this time.

    This only an advisory. See following alert.

    K5LGV

    FLOOD ADVISORY
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
    157 PM CDT MON OCT 8 2018

    TXC209-453-491-082200-
    /O.NEW.KEWX.FA.Y.0155.181008T1857Z-181008T2200Z/
    /00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
    WILLIAMSON TX-HAYS TX-TRAVIS TX-
    157 PM CDT MON OCT 8 2018

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A

    * URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…
    SOUTHWESTERN WILLIAMSON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
    HAYS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
    TRAVIS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS…

    * UNTIL 500 PM CDT

    * AT 155 PM CDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
    THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN
    THE ADVISORY AREA, WHICH INCLUDES MUCH OF THE AUSTIN METRO AREA.
    UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN, WITH THE HEAVIEST
    AMOUNTS NOTED BETWEEN BEE CAVE AND CEDAR PARK.

    * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
    AUSTIN, ROUND ROCK, CEDAR PARK, GEORGETOWN, SAN MARCOS,
    PFLUGERVILLE, KYLE, BUDA, DRIPPING SPRINGS, WIMBERLEY, TANGLEWOOD
    FOREST, SERENADA, ANDERSON MILL, WINDEMERE, AUSTIN BERGSTROM INT
    AIRPORT, LEANDER, LAKEWAY, LAGO VISTA, BEE CAVE AND WEST LAKE
    HILLS.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
    CREEKS AND STREAMS, URBAN AREAS, HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AND UNDERPASSES
    AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

    &&

    73,

    Terry Jones
    Emergency Coordinator
    Williamson County ARES
    Williamson County RACES
    EM10co, Williamson County, Tx
    512-426-2351

  • Emergency Alert Test, Cellphones, tomorrow Oct. 3rd (10/2/2018)

    (The following is an excerpt from FEMA website)

    ***Visit www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test for more detailed information.***

    ***Be aware this affects all cell phones***

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

    The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA. This is the fourth EAS nationwide test and the first national WEA test. Previous EAS national tests were conducted in November 2011, September 2016,  and September 2017 in collaboration with the FCC, broadcasters, and emergency management officials in recognition of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month.

    Please see www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test for more detailed information.

    73,
     
    Terry Jones
    Emergency Coordinator
    Williamson County ARES
    EM10co, Williamson County, Tx
    512-426-2351

  • FW: [STXARES] Lee County Emergency Coordinator appointment (12/4/2017)

    WCARES members:

    One of our WCARES members, Marida Favia del Core Borromeo, KD5BJ, has been appointed as Emergency Coordinator for Lee County!

    Congratulations Marida on your appointment!

    WCARES, please welcome her as our newest District 7 EC.

    Marida, we look forward working with you in Lee County. And expect great success as you build that county’s ARES organization. Your membership and contributions to WCARES has been greatly appreciated. We will continue to partner with, and support you, in any way possible.

    Best to you,

    Terry Jones, K5LGV
    Emergency Coordinator
    Williamson County ARES
    Williamson County RACES
    EM10co, Williamson County, TX
    terry@k5lgv.com
    512-426-2351

    From: STXARES@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STXARES@yahoogroups.com] Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 2:55 PM To: STXARES@yahoogroups.com Subject: [STXARES] Lee County

    I have appointed Marida Favia del Core Borromeo as the ARES Emergency Coordinator for Lee County. Marida brings a wealth of relationships with county officials and an enthusiasm for the position. Please welcome her as she begins this important position!

    Ken Malgren K7MAL
    TCO2, PIO2, ABRO, TOLC, RESL(T), SITL(T), COML(T)
    DEC ARRL STX District 7 Round Rock, TX