See below for the most recent update:
Travis Co is rescinding the orders directed to manufacturers. So you are under no restrictions. There is still a request from other City and County officials to conserve where possible. As you have likely seen, the energy situation is much improved but still not at normal levels.
Water remains the main focus of municipal recovery efforts. As stated in our update last night, most issues are not expected to resolve until next week and the extent of damage will not be clear until a bigger thaw tomorrow. ARMA is expecting a surge in portable toilet use around the region. If you are considering it for your site, I would order it soon.
We have not heard specifics, but there is a chance FEMA might offer some kind of assistance to businesses that have been impacted. We are recommending that you save all receipts and take photos of damage. If they do offer any relief, they will require documentation. If any programs directed toward business become available, we will push information.
Austin Water is now asking residents to conserve water. Some customers are experiencing outages due to frozen water lines and we are seeing increasing instances of boil water notices.
Natural gas continues to be stable, although Texas Gas Service is calling for conservation as demand is still high.
The reports of carbon monoxide poisoning are concerning. Please remind your employees and help spread the word to never use gas stovetops, grills, generators, or leave a car running in an enclosed space.
As we gradually begin to thaw, If you experience a water line break and the property-owner cut-off valve does not work or cannot be located, Austin Water is available to turn off water: Austin Water: 512-972-1000
ARMA Editorial: Austin Energy Makes Semiconductor Crisis Worse - Mar 8th, 2021
Last Weeks Weather Event | Legislative Hearings - Feb 23rd, 2021
Afternoon update: Governor Abbott's Press Conference - Feb 19th, 2021
Morning Update: County Orders Rescinded, FEMA, and Water - Feb 19th, 2021
Evening Update: County Orders, Water, and More - Feb 18th, 2021
Update: Energy and County Orders - Feb 18th, 2021
TAM Update: Governor's Press Conference - Feb 17th, 2021
Situation Update & New Travis Co Orders - Feb 17th, 2021
Electricity and Weather Update - Feb 16th, 2021
ERCOT Issues Warning | Potential Electricity Outages - Feb 14th, 2021