Are You Ready for an Emergency?

Several types of hazards may impact most communities during a lifetime. Knowing what to do before, during, and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. The Insurance Information Institute offers a Five-step plan for homeowners to prepare for evacuations here.
We pulled a few other resources that may benefit Travisso residents below. More resources can be found with a few web searches for any topic you want information on.
Wildfires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area. Is your home ready for a wildfire? Check out the Ready Set Go program here.
Tornadoes are one of nature’s most violent storms. They can appear suddenly without warning and can be invisible until dust and debris are picked up or a funnel cloud appears. Planning and practicing specifically how and where you take shelter is a matter of survival. Check out's tornado readiness page here.
Thunderstorms and Flooding
In the United States, lightning kills 300 people and injures 80 annually. All thunderstorms produce lightning, and all have the potential for danger. Those dangers can include tornadoes, strong winds, hail, wildfires, and flash flooding, which is responsible for more fatalities than any other thunderstorm-related hazard. Check the National Severe Storm Laboratory Severe Weather 101 page here and the FEMA protect your home from flooding PDF here.
For more resources, please see the City of Leander Be Informed page here, and familiarize yourself with the Leander Emergency Operations plan here.