Wildfires can occur anywhere at any time, and peak season for wildfires in Central Texas is April through October.
Being prepared for wildfires is important as they can destroy homes, businesses, infrastructure, natural resources and agriculture and even cause the loss of lives. Homeowners can help prevent the spread of fires with proactive approaches to wildfire prevention. They also should prepare themselves for responding to a wildfire in case evacuations become necessary.
These tips can help prevent the start and spread of wildfires:
These tips can help prepare for responding to wildfires:
Besides your local fire departments, a good regional resource to learn more about wildfires is the Joint Wildfire Task Force, which works to increase the region’s wildfire preparedness and encourage the development of Fire-Adapted Communities.
Wildfire prevention and safety resources include:
ATX Floods provides an interactive map of low-water crossing in the majority of the CAPCOG 10-county region.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Weather–Ready Nation is about readying your community for extreme weather, water, and climate events.
Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters.