San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

August 24th, 2017
San Marcos bracing for possible weather emergency from approaching hurricane


The city of San Marcos is making preparations in case tropical weather in the Gulf of Mexico reaches our area and is urging residents to do the same.

The city is monitoring weather conditions and readying first responders and on-call personnel to for possible heavy rain or flooding. If needed, the city will activate its Emergency Operations Center and coordinatve closely with state and local agencies such as Hays County and state emergency and recoery agencies.

What residents need to do:

· Sign up for emergency notifications at 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 at

· Follow the City’s social media and websites: emergency information will be posted at,

· Monitor the City’s websites: for the latest news and updates; and for rumor control, flood preparation info, and detailed information about shelters and recovery.

· Prepare ahead of time: Disaster preparation tips and information are available at

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