Emergency Management

Current Events

  1. Winter Weather Preparedness

Be Prepared for Winter Weather!

For more information, visit ready.gov/winter-weather

Winter Weather Tips - more info at ready.gov

What You Should Know

  • Know what to do before, during, & after a winter storm
  • Listen to local officials
  • Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, & in the car
  • Stay off the road during and after a winter storm
  • Have a carbon monoxide alarm in place, especially if using alternative heating devices
  • Use safe heating devices.

Prepare now for winter weather

Prepare Now for Winter Weather

  • Know your area's risk for winter storms. Extreme winter weather could leave communities without utilities or other services.
  • Prepare your home with insulation, caulking & weather stripping. Protect pipes & test smoke & carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Pay attention to weather reports. Sign up for CodeRed alerts. The EAS & NOA Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
  • Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Don't forget medicine, pet needs, & extra batteries.
  • Create an emergency supply kit for your car. Include jumper cables, a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water & snacks.
  • Learn the signs & basic treatments for frostbite & hypothermia.

Survive during a winter weather event

Survive During Winter Weather

  • Stay off roads
  • Stay indoors & dress warmly
  • Prepare for power outages
  • Use generators outside only
  • Listen for emergency information & alerts
  • Check on neighbors
  • Look for signs of frostbite & hypothermia
  1. Hypothermia & Frostbite
  1. Free Programs 
  1. Warnings, Watches & Advisories

The Office of Emergency Management

The City of Abilene Office of Emergency Management develops, maintains, and implements a local community plan for mitigating, managing and recovering from major emergencies and disasters. 

Emergency Management Personnel Training

  1. Emergency Operations Plan

The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)

The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is consistent with and complements a comprehensive emergency management system for the state of Texas and the United States. Mission accomplishment will reduce the vulnerability of our citizens to injury and loss of life, and lessen the loss of property and damage to the city. This can be achieved by providing a system for the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from natural or man-made hazards, and terrorist threats.

  1. Local Emergency Management
  1.  Assisted Living Emergency Plans