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Be prepared for fire season

Friday, May 17, 2019 by Tai Moses

It’s never too early or to late to be prepared for fire season, especially here in Austin, which is considered one of the nation’s most at-risk communities for wildfire. Peak fire season is April through October, and the Austin Fire Department says it’s not a question of if, but when the next major wildland fire will occur. There’s a lot you can do to make your home or business fire-safe – you’ll find some of the basics here. At the top of the to-do list, emergency management officials urge all Travis County residents to sign up for WarnCentralTexas.org, a free emergency notification system that will send hyper-local, targeted alerts by phone, text or email in the event of a threat to public safety in your area. And if you’re not familiar with the term “fire-adapted community,” you’ve got some homework to do.

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