Winter Weather Preparedness, and Emergency Contacts

The City of Brownwood Emergency Management Team will monitor the impact of upcoming winter weather closely and direct residents to resources available. 

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City Facilities:

Due to precipitation and freezing temperatures, the City will be adapt its operations as needed. Changes in operations, closures, and delayed sanitation pick up will be posted here. 

Emergency Alerts:

Now is an opportune time to register your cell phone number and/or email address to receive emergency alerts from the City of Brownwood by text, phone and/or email. The CivicReady Alerts are available to City of Brownwood residents. Register at: https://bit.ly/BTXalerts

Water and Sewer Emergencies:

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

Water Leaks and Assistance Information:

City of Brownwood Utility Crews will be proactively responding to residential water leaks. If you have a water leak and need assistance turning your water off please call 325.646.6000. A resident or member of the household must make this service request. 

Travel precautions:

TxDOT advises drivers to use caution when driving over bridges and overpasses, and remember a vehicle needs more distance to stop on a slick roadway. Do not apply the brakes suddenly, do not use cruise control, and drive with care when road conditions are affected by cold weather. You can monitor road conditions by visiting drivetexas.org

Street Closure Updates:

No street closures at this time. Dependent on condition the City of Brownwood Street Crews will will sand/salt bridges and signalized intersections, and emergency building roads (fire stations, hospital, law enforcement center, etc.).

Electricity:

Oncor is the electricity provider in the City of Brownwood. Report power outages through Oncor’s Storm Center website (https://bit.ly/BTXoutage), by calling 888-313-4747 or texting OUT to 66267 if you have registered for My Oncor Alerts. To register for My Oncor Alerts, text REG to 66267. 


Emergency shelter options:

Overnight sheltering and a warming center will be available at the Brown County Home Solutions, located at 1101 Avenue D in Brownwood. If capacity is filled, or if there is a large-scale power outage, the City will open another warming shelter.

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 James LeMond at 325.203.6971 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.

Last updated at 3:00pm on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024. 

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.

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