Severe Winter Weather Information

The City of Brownwood Emergency Management Team continues to monitor the impact from the winter storms closely and direct residents to resources available. 

FEMA Disaster Assistance

Disaster Assistance

Disaster assistance from the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency has been made available for those impacted by last week’s winter storm. Individuals and business owners who sustained losses may begin applying for assistance by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov



Water 

The City of Brownwood is not under a boil water notice. If local water availability ever reaches critical levels, we will notify the public in advance to take precautions. However that is not the case.

City of Brownwood water and sewer emergencies may be reported to 325-646-6000 as this line is answered 24/7. 

The Brown County Water Improvement District and the City of Brownwood announce that there is not a water shortage in Brownwood. The Brown County Water Improvement District Water Treatment Plant fluctuated between having and not having power throughout the day on Monday. On Monday night, Oncor restored power to the plant, and it has been running since then.


Water Leaks and Assistance Information: 

City of Brownwood Utility Crews have been working since 2 am proactively responding to residential water leaks. Water levels are adequate to meet demand. We want to stay proactive regarding water leaks in our community.

If you have a water leak and need assistance turning your water off please call 325.646.6000. Due to the current cell phone situation, we have also created an email address for citizens to report leaks and to request water to be turned off. Please email waterleak@brownwoodtexas.gov and someone will come out and turn the water off until you can get your leak repaired. When sending the email request please include your full name, address, and phone number. A resident or member of the household must make this service request.  Read more.  List of Plumbers are available here. 

Street Closure List: 

 
All streets are open

ERCOT has ended rotating outages.

 To report a weather-related electricity outages in the City of Brownwood, contact Oncor by downloading the MyOncor app, by calling 888.313.4747, texting "OUT" to 66267, or visiting stormcenter.oncor.com.   Read full release here.


If you are unable to stay warm, and need assistance with shelter please call:

  • Fire Chief Eric Hicks at 325.800.9794 or Assistant Chief Jody Horton at 325.430.9410 if you live inside the Brownwood city limits.
  • Brown County Emergency Management Coordinator Darrell Johnston at 325.203.3188 if you live outside of Brownwood city limits.

City Facilities and Trash Collection: 
All routes have resumed regular scheduling.


Statewide Damage Assessment Survey Request

Governor Abbott announced a statewide effort to collect damage assessment data for this unprecedented event. This information is being collected to help officials across the state gain an understanding of damages for individuals throughout Texas. 
The success of this effort will assist the local jurisdiction with the eligibility to potential federal programs.
Direct Link to Survey: https://arcg.is/uOrOb
state damage assessment

TIPS TO HELP YOU PREPARE AND RESPOND:

  1. Protect People
  2. PROTECT PIPES
  3. PROTECT CAR
  4. Conserve Electricity
  5. Protect Pets

o Keep warm, stay inside if possible.

o If you need to go out, dress in layers and wear hats, gloves and an appropriate coat.

o Avoid overexertion, as cold weather puts added strain on your body.

o Observe heater safety: never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water; keep heat sources at least three (3) feet away from furniture and drapes.

o Never leave children unattended near a space heater.

o Protect yourself from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by installing a battery-operated CO detector and never using generators, grills, camp stoves, or similar devices indoors.

Winter Storm Preparedness FEMA Flyer 2
Winter Storm Preparedness FEMA Flyer