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City of Austin, Travis County Declare Local State of Disaster

For immediate release:
November 10, 2020
Contact:  Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center, 512-974-0590

City of Austin, Travis County Declare Local State of Disaster

Residents urged to stay home and off the roads as much as possible

Austin, TX – Travis County Judge Andy Brown and Austin Mayor Steve Adler have issued a local state of disaster for both Travis County and the City of Austin in response to severe winter weather conditions.

These declarations will last for no more than seven days, until February 21, 2021.

Travis County Declaration of Disaster
City of Austin Declaration of Disaster

"The winter weather conditions we are experiencing are serious and can be deadly if we don't all take precautions," said Travis County Judge Andy Brown "We encourage everyone to seek shelter and stay off the roads unless it is an emergency."

The Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center is activated and coordinating the County and City response. Residents are urged to stay off the roadways unless absolutely necessary.

"Please help our emergency responders by staying home and off the roads," said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. "We are also concerned about our energy supply. Please conserve energy by turning down thermostats to 68-degrees, closing shades & blinds to reduce heat lost through windows, & turning off & unplugging non-essential lights and appliances."

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