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Emergency Management

Coryell County Emergency Management is responsible for:

  • Directing and coordinating responses for disasters, emergencies, and threat assessment of terrorism including bioterrorism.
  • Building coalitions with local law enforcement, fire departments, government entities and appropriate public or private organizations necessary to develop, implement and respond to security and emergency concerns.
  • Developing and managing State and Federal grant funding for emergency management, homeland security and bioterrorism programs.
Emergency Management Coordinator
Office: 254 -865-5911 ext. 323

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What is it?

Local governments have the responsibility to aid in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of their citizens. When disasters hit and cause loss of life; damage property and infrastructure; they have devastating consequences for a community’s economic, social, and environmental well-being. Coryell County has therefore begun development of a countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). An HMP outlines actions to be taken to eliminate or reduce long-term risks to residents and their property from natural hazards.

Our goal is to increase Coryell County's resiliency in response to the hazards it faces by developing an HMP. This Plan will identify and outline the types of hazards the County experiences and how the County will address and mitigate vulnerabilities and risks associated with those hazards. Having an HMP in place would benefit the County in numerous ways such as protect public safety and prevent loss of life and injury, reduce harm to existing and future development, minimize operational downtime and accelerate recovery of government and business after disasters, just to name a few.  

You can help, too!

Development of a plan requires effort and input from the citizens, cities, and villages in Coryell County as well as County officials. Furthermore, public involvement and feedback is essential to develop a comprehensive HMP. This short survey is comprised of questions about your awareness and concern about natural hazards and their impacts on you, your family, property, and community.

You, as a Coryell County citizen, can provide vital information by partaking in the "Coryell County Hazard Mitigation Planning Public Opinion Survey". Participation in the survey is voluntary and should be completed by an adult. All individual responses are strictly confidential; your name will not be requested or collected, and your survey responses will be completely anonymous and will be used for research and planning purposes only.

The survey is available electronically and will be distributed in paper form at various venues including public meetings and county offices. The survey will be accessible from January 12th, 2023 until February 12th, 2023.

For more information on the HMP please visit www.coryellcountyhmp.com

or visit us on our Facebook Page Coryell County Hazard Mitigation Plan

To partake in the Survey, please follow this link Survey closed on February 12, 2023.

Thank you for your Participation!

Calendar/ Schedule of Public Meetings

Come and join us at one of the following public meetings held throughout the month of January: Gatesville, Evant, Copperas Cove, and Oglesby.

January 18th, 2023 from 5.30-7.30 PM at the Gatesville City Auditorium: 110 N 8th Street, Gatesville TX

January 19th, 2023 from 5.30-7.30 PM at the Evant City Hall: 598 W Hwy 84, Evant TX 

January 25th, 2023 from 5.30-7.30 PM at the Copperas Cove Council Chambers: 508 South 2nd Street, Copperas Cove TX

January 26th, 2023 from 5.30-7.30 PM at the Oglesby Community Center: 118 Main Street, Oglesby TX


Final HMP Public Meeting: Presentation of the survey results and how these will be utilized in the HMP process

March 7th, 2023 from 6.00-7.00 PM at the Gatesville Civic Center: 301 Memorial Loop, Gatesville TX



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Coryell County has submitted the HMP to the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) on April 6, 2023. TDEM will take approximately 4 weeks to review.

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