MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
Each year, the National Weather Service along with the Texas Division of Emergency Management, local officials and emergency managers throughout the state join together in a public awareness campaign to prepare Texans to deal with severe weather events.
BASTROP COUNTY LONG-TERM RECOVERY TEAM RECOGNIZED WITH 2013 LTRC OF THE YEAR AWARD
When a disaster strikes communities rely on clear thinking, decisive leaders. Bastrop County was fortunate in that there were many to choose from after the 2011 wildfires and it didn’t take long for each to find their niche, work their strengths and to help rebuild this tight-knit community. However when a team of leaders come together to work, miracles happen.
2014 DROUGHT UPDATE
The summer of 2011 drought was the hottest and driest summer on record for Texas. No other single year drought in our state’s history has been as destructive. From towns running out of water to millions of acres of dry land and over $7 billion dollars in agricultural losses, no community has been immune to the drought’s devastating effects.