Emergency Management


The City of Buda Office of Emergency Management provides leadership, support, and coordination in the event of natural disasters, such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and man-made disasters that may impact the citizens and visitors of Buda.

Emergency Management also maintains a close relationship with businesses, religious organizations, citizens, county, state, and federal agencies to assure that the City of Buda will remain strong before, during, and after an incident strikes.

Emergency Management strives to inform citizens on preparing themselves and their families in advance of a disaster for their best protection.


The Emergency Management Department is committed to serving the citizens of Buda before, during, and after a disaster or emergency. The primary responsibility for Emergency Management and response resides at the local government level.

County Emergency Management responds to and supports local government. The priorities for responding to emergency conditions are:
  1. Saving lives
  2. Preserving public health and safety
  3. Protecting property
  4. Preserving the environment
Emergency Notification System Cellular Telephone Interface - Click Here

CAPCOG - Regional Notification System (RNS)

With a growing number cellphone users and a dwindling number of landline phones in homes, self-registering for the Capital Area Council of Governments’ (CAPCOG) Regional Notification System (RNS) is key to protecting you and your family during disaster events. Registering phone numbers and email addresses at wireless.capcog.org lets residents in CAPCOG’s 10-county region receive emergency communications when they are the most valuable to them —as an emergency strikes.

​2018 Hays County Mitigation Hazard Mitigation Plan 

The City of Buda now has an updated FEMA approved Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Buda City Council recently approved a resolution to adopt the updated Hays County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The original Hays County Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted in 2006 and then updated in 2011. The plan was developed to increase awareness of the threat that natural hazards, especially floods, pose to the County and its residents.

In January of 2017, the City of Buda asked for the public’s input regarding these threats in the form of a public survey. The results of the survey helped Hays County identify and prioritize actions to reduce the risk and losses associated with natural hazards (tornadoes, wildfires, floods). 

Participating communities in the 2018 Hays County Mitigation Plan Update include: Village of Bear Creek, City of Kyle, City of Buda, City of San Marcos, City of Woodcreek, City of Hays, City of Dripping Springs, City of Mountain City, City of Uhland, Hays County, City of Niederwald, and City of Wimberley. The plan was drafted after numerous workshops and community surveys.

The top three ranked hazards among all communities were floods, wildfires, and drought.

Having a good Hazard Mitigation Plan reduces loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. It is most effective when implemented under a comprehensive, long-term mitigation plan. State, tribal, and local governments engage in hazard mitigation planning to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters, and to develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events.

Without a Hazard Mitigation Plan, the City of Buda would not be eligible for federal assistance that may be available after a hazard occurs. 

Link to 2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan: Hays County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2018

​Information on Pursuing a Degree in Emergency Management