Flood Resources

Man saving woman from flood waters

Disaster Information


Updated 9:50 am on Monday, August 28, 2017

Hays County Emergency Management Coordinator Kharley Smith and City of San Marcos Interim Emergency Management Coordinator Gib Watt announced this morning that the joint Emergency Operations Center is being deactivated and normal response operations will resume.

Countywide emergency information is posted at www.HaysInformed.com. Sign up for emergency notifications at www.warncentraltexas.org. Watches, warnings, and location-specific evacuation information can be sent to your cell phone via voice, text and email.

Monitor the weather on local media or the National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio office http://www.weather.gov/ewx/

Follow the City of San Marcos and Hays County’s social media and websites: City of San Marcos emergency information will be posted at http://www.weather.gov/ewx/ and www.twitter.com/CityofSanMarcos; and Hays County’s at www.facebook.com/hayscountytexas and www.twitter.com/HaysCountygov.

Click here for the full press release.


  • #SMTXHarvey City and County Information Hotline 512-754-2291.
  • Follow the City of San Marcos website Follow the City of San Marcos Facebook and Twitter (@cityofsanmarcos) for up to the minute updates
  • Follow Hays County on Facebook and Twitter (@hayscountygov)
  • Report Electric Utility issues: 512-393-8313
  • Report Water/Wastewater issues: 512-393-8010 
  • San Marcos Emergency Radio Station 103.1

Flood Preparedness Information


If you are under a flood watch or warning:
  • Bring outdoor possessions, such as lawn furniture, grills and trash cans inside or tie them down securely.
  • Fill bathtubs, sinks and plastic soda bottles with clean water. Sanitize the sinks and tubs first by using bleach. Rinse and fill with clean water.
  • Gather the emergency supplies you previously stocked in your home and stay tuned to local radio or television station for updates.
  • Have your immunization records handy or be aware of your last tetanus shot, in case you should receive a puncture wound or a wound becomes contaminated during or after the flood.
  • Turn off all utilities at the main power switch and close the main gas valve if evacuation appears necessary.
  • Visit Natural Disasters and Severe Weather site for more information on emergency supplies and planning for evacuation.