Georgetown prepares for Hurricane Harvey

The City of Georgetown is preparing for Hurricane Harvey and coordinating with other government agencies for potential flooding and infrastructure impacts in the region.

City of Georgetown staff will be monitoring the situation throughout the event. If flooding occurs in Georgetown and people are in need of emergency shelter, the City will open shelters and direct residents to them. If you encounter a flooded roadway, Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

City departments including Police, Fire, Georgetown Utility Systems, and Parks and Recreation are making storm preparations, adding staffing as needed, and preparing equipment and supplies.

For information on what you should do to prepare in advance of rain and wind from Hurricane Harvey or other hazards, go to ready.gov.

Residents are encouraged to register mobile and landline phones to receive emergency alerts from the City or Williamson County at WarnCentralTexas.org, which is a region-wide emergency alert system. By registering a phone and location you will receive emergency alerts about dangerous flooding, threatening tornadoes or high winds, or other life-threatening emergencies.

Cities, counties, and school districts in the Central Texas region are coordinating to host people who have evacuated from the Texas Coast at emergency shelter locations.

No donations of items such as toiletries, clothing, or food are being collected at government offices or school locations. Monetary donations can be accepted online for disaster relief organizations.

The American Red Cross is asking for volunteers who can work at emergency shelters in the Austin metro area. Trainings will be offered on Friday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. at the American Red Cross office, 2218 Pershing Drive, Austin, TX 78723. Find out more at redcross.org/volunteer or call 1-800-928-4271.

Check the City of Georgetown website as well as City social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and NextDoor to see updates about emergency response related to Hurricane Harvey.

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