Johnson County Emergency Management

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Our goal at Johnson County's Office of Emergency management is to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of disasters, be they natural disasters, such as tornadoes or floods or man made problems such as chemical spills. The County Judge is charged by stature with responsibility for emergency management planning and operations. Most departments within Johnson County have emergency functions in addition to their normal duties and play key roles in our emergency operations strategy. All departments work together to coordinate a service and prepare for an emergency or disaster. The County is also privileged to have a Local Emergency Planning Committee (L.E.P.C.). This is a voluntary organization dedicated to improving responses to emergencies in Johnson County. The membership is made of leaders from Public Safety agencies, business, and industry. Stephanie Parker is acting Chairman. Emergency Management also manages the Cities Readiness program for Johnson County which is a program of the Dept of State Health Services. This is a program that will provide medicine to the citizens of Johnson County if and when a pandemic event breaks out or a terrorism biological attack hits our country

Here's what to expect today.
12/28/2019

Here's what to expect today.

Here's the latest on what to expect today (Saturday).

Morning: Showers and isolated storms.

Afternoon: A broken line of storms will move from west to east. Main threats: gusty winds, small hail and frequent lightning. There may be a brief window late this afternoon and evening well east of I-35 for a marginally severe storm or two. The main hazard would be damaging winds and possibly hail up to quarter size, but for the majority of activity is NOT expected to be severe.

Hopefully we will see some much-needed rain!
12/27/2019

Hopefully we will see some much-needed rain!

Rain chances will begin increasing across the region late tonight. A few isolated thunderstorms are possible west of a line extending from Lampasas to Sherman, but no severe weather is expected. Lows tonight will be in the mid 50s to low 60s.

12/24/2019

Commissioners today banned outdoor burning in ALL unincorporated areas of the county.

The previous ban did not include Precinct 1.

US National Weather Service Fort Worth Texas
12/11/2019

US National Weather Service Fort Worth Texas

9 am: Patchy dense fog continues over some areas over the next several hours. Conditions are expected to improve later this morning. Drive carefully!

The cold front is on its way! Temperatures will become drastically colder overnight and into Tuesday with the chance of ...
12/09/2019

The cold front is on its way! Temperatures will become drastically colder overnight and into Tuesday with the chance of snow early tomorrow. Accumulations should be light, but some people in the DFW region could see 1-3". Otherwise, expect rain and possibly sleet. Travel impacts are not expected at this time. We will keep you updated should any forecast changes occur!

12/07/2019

Reminder that the burn ban is still active except for those in Precinct 1.

12/07/2019
DFW Scanner

DFW Scanner

Video of CareFlite landing at a crash in Johnson County this morning. Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene on Highway 174 between Cleburne and Rio Vista. We will have more details to publish once released by police. The highway has been reopened.

Update - DPS confirms one fatality. More information will be released later.

UPDATE: One driver died and two others were transported to the hospital (one via CareFlite) with serious injuries after a head-on collision this morning that closed Highway 174 in Johnson County

https://dfwscanner.net/2019/12/07/update-driver-dies-after-head-on-crash-on-174-in-johnson-county/

US National Weather Service Fort Worth Texas
11/29/2019

US National Weather Service Fort Worth Texas

Storm chances will increase late tonight as a front sweeps across the region. A few strong to marginally severe storms are possible with the primary threats being hail & damaging winds. Near steady or slowly warming temperatures are expected through the night.

As a result of increased fire danger, all of Johnson County is now under a burn ban except for Precinct 1.
11/25/2019

As a result of increased fire danger, all of Johnson County is now under a burn ban except for Precinct 1.

Increasing rain chances tonight into tomorrow morning as a cold front moves through the area.
11/21/2019

Increasing rain chances tonight into tomorrow morning as a cold front moves through the area.

It is going to be another warm day... but rain chances will be increasing today as a cold front moves through our area. Widespread showers and a few embedded thunderstorms in the highlighted area. Rain chances will be highest near the cold front, with locally heavy rainfall possible.
High temps: Low 70s across the northwest
Upper 70s to near 80 degrees across Central TX.

If you're seeing smoke in the eastern part of the county, this is likely why:
11/19/2019
Johnson County EM on Twitter

If you're seeing smoke in the eastern part of the county, this is likely why:

“People in the eastern part of JoCo may see smoke from a multiple involved structure and grass fire south of the City of Venus. The fire is contained, structures were unoccupied mobile homes. Mutiple JoCo and Ellis county departments assisting.”

We're in Grand Prairie today with our partners from across the region to discuss Spring 2019 weather events, upcoming wi...
11/14/2019
NWS Fort Worth on Twitter

We're in Grand Prairie today with our partners from across the region to discuss Spring 2019 weather events, upcoming winter weather, and more. Thank you to the National Weather Service Fort Worth Office for the great information and discussion.

“Ongoing discussion @ #ntxiwt about storm damage assessments... and best practices on how and when to communicate the information out after a survey. #dfwwx”

Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served!
11/11/2019

Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served!

A rainy and chilly day tomorrow as a cold front comes through the region. Don't forget to grab a coat!
11/07/2019

A rainy and chilly day tomorrow as a cold front comes through the region. Don't forget to grab a coat!

Big changes on the way as a strong cold front pushes through North and Central Texas tomorrow. Widespread showers and a few thunderstorms are expected throughout the day. Behind the cold front, gusty north winds of 20 to 25 mph will transport cold air into the region. Don't forget to grab your coat as you head out the door in the morning because temperatures will drop throughout the day!

11/01/2019
Alvarado ISD

FYI Alvarado HS families and those in the area:

UPDATE (11:05 a.m.): Lockout has been lifted.

LOCKOUT: Alvarado High School is currently in a lockout (no one can enter the school) as a precautionary measure because of a robbery in the area and two suspects still on foot.

10/23/2019

Vehicle Crash - Joshua: Avoid the area near Broadway Street (174) and Cobb Drive (Country Club Drive). Serious accident with entrapment. Northbound 174 is shut down at this time.

10/22/2019

We are assisting with a full scale exercise at Venus High School this morning. You may see emergency personnel and vehicles on campus for the duration of this drill.

A new Severe Thunderstorm WARNING has been issued for the eastern half of Johnson County until 2:15 a.m.
10/21/2019

A new Severe Thunderstorm WARNING has been issued for the eastern half of Johnson County until 2:15 a.m.

10/21/2019

A Severe Thunderstorm WARNING has been issued to include Johnson County until 1:15 a.m.

Don't let your guard down, Johnson County. A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 2 a.m. A second line of storms will b...
10/21/2019
Johnson County EM on Twitter

Don't let your guard down, Johnson County. A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 2 a.m. A second line of storms will be coming through after midnight.

“There is our next bit coming in after midnight, JoCo.”

10/21/2019

The northeast quadrant of the county will remain under a Severe Thunderstorm WARNING until 9:30 p.m.

10/21/2019

A Severe Thunderstorm WARNING has been issued to include Johnson County until 8:45 p.m. These storms have a history of large hail and damaging winds. Stay tuned to local media.

10/21/2019

A Tornado Watch has been issued to include Johnson County until 2 a.m. Stay weather aware and monitor local media for the latest.

Be sure to stay aware of the weather tomorrow (Sunday) night. Some strong storms are possible, but it's not clear if Joh...
10/19/2019

Be sure to stay aware of the weather tomorrow (Sunday) night. Some strong storms are possible, but it's not clear if Johnson County will see anything severe. We will keep you updated as needed.

Rain and storms are likely Sunday night. A few could be severe. Here's how we expect the storm threat to play out. Otherwise, pleasant weather is expected today, tonight, and during the daylight hours Sunday - but be sure to check back for updated forecasts for Sunday night's weather.

10/18/2019

Major Crash: Cleburne

Avoid the area near FM 4 and 1125B due to major accident. This is near Jones Barn and the Precinct 1 building.

More rain likely on the way tomorrow.
10/13/2019

More rain likely on the way tomorrow.

Rain and storm chances will increase area wide Monday night into Tuesday. Heavy rain and a few strong storms will be possible across parts of the area (mainly to the east).
Stay tuned for the latest details on the forecast.

10/12/2019

The Burn Ban has been rescinded.

Brr! Don't forget a jacket or umbrella on the way out the door this morning. Severe weather is not expected.
10/11/2019

Brr! Don't forget a jacket or umbrella on the way out the door this morning. Severe weather is not expected.

Ongoing showers and storms will continue through most of the morning shifting to the southeast this afternoon. Severe storms are not expected. High temperatures will range from the middle 50s to the lower 60s. The breezy north winds will make it feel even cooler so make sure to dress warmly if venturing out today.

10/11/2019

The National Weather Service has expanded the Severe Thunderstorm WARNING to include all of Johnson County until 10:30 p.m. High winds and hail are the main threats.

10/11/2019

A Severe Thunderstorm WARNING has been issued to include the western half of Johnson County until 9:30 p.m.

10/11/2019

For those near Spinks Airport/northern Johnson County, up to 60mph wind may be arriving shortly.

10/11/2019

A Severe Thunderstorm WARNING has been issued to include the northwestern portion of Johnson County until 9:30 p.m. Hail, high winds and a tornado is possible. Tune to local media for the latest.

8:44 p.m.: Tornado threat has diminished but high winds and hail are still a possibility with this storm.

10/10/2019

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued to include Johnson County until 1 a.m.

Here's the latest timing on the front. Make sure to stay weather aware this evening as there is the potential for some s...
10/10/2019

Here's the latest timing on the front. Make sure to stay weather aware this evening as there is the potential for some stronger storms for a brief time.

Here is the latest timing on the front. We have bumped up the arrival time in northern areas by a couple of hours. Showers and thunderstorms will continue to increase as the front make its way further into the area. Stay weather aware - strong to severe storms are possible!

Cooler weather ahead after a front moves through tomorrow. Some rain and storm chances as well overnight into Friday mor...
10/10/2019

Cooler weather ahead after a front moves through tomorrow. Some rain and storm chances as well overnight into Friday morning.

Brrr! ☃❄ Get ready to pull out the jackets! A strong cold front will move through the area late Thursday evening/overnight, bringing showers & storms with it. Temperatures will fall 30 degrees or more behind the front. Here's a timeline of the front position & temperature drop!

Some storm potential later this week. We will update when we know more. In the meantime, enjoy the cooler temperatures!
10/07/2019

Some storm potential later this week. We will update when we know more. In the meantime, enjoy the cooler temperatures!

Another strong cold front will arrive towards the end of the work week, bringing more rain chances and an abrupt temperature drop. After highs climb into the 80s on Thursday, Friday high temperatures will remain in the 60s for most areas. Some strong to possibly severe storms may occur, so be sure to check back for updates as the week progresses.

In the 70s tomorrow? 😯 Finally a break from the heat!
10/06/2019

In the 70s tomorrow? 😯 Finally a break from the heat!

Monday will be noticeably cooler and breezy with gusty north winds expected behind the cold front. Scattered showers may linger across the southeast, but should exit the area by Monday afternoon. High temperatures will be in the low to mid 70s.

A cool down is on the way! We can hardly believe it (and are really looking forward to early next week).
10/03/2019

A cool down is on the way! We can hardly believe it (and are really looking forward to early next week).

A cold frontal boundary will approach the area Thursday, but the "Fall-like" cool down isn't expected until Sunday.

Thursday-Saturday:
A cool front will bring low rain chances to the region Thursday afternoon through Friday, although most locations will likely remain warm, humid, and free of precipitation. Temperatures Friday will be noticeably cooler across the northern half of the region with highs in the 80s. Central Texas will see mostly highs in the 90s. A warmer and rain-free day is expected Saturday.

Sunday:
Fall's first notable cold front arrives on Sunday! It will bring a chance for isolated to scattered showers and storms across the region. High temperatures Monday and Tuesday will range from the 70s to lower 80s and overnight lows should be in the 50s!

JCEM this morning participated in a tornado tabletop exercise with Venus ISD. We are looking forward to a full scale exe...
09/23/2019

JCEM this morning participated in a tornado tabletop exercise with Venus ISD. We are looking forward to a full scale exercise with the district next month.

This is delayed, but use caution if heading southbound on 35W.
09/23/2019

This is delayed, but use caution if heading southbound on 35W.

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m.
Northbound lanes of I-35W are open, but traffic is slow. Southbound lanes are closed and will be for an undetermined amount of time. The crash resulted in two fatalities, one patient air lifted and five patients taken via ground ambulances.

Burleson Fire and Police are working a major crash, involving two cars and multiple patients in the 2500-Blk S Interstate 35W (near Exit 32). Two air ambulances are on their way to the scene and will land on I-35W. Both south and north lanes of I-35W will be closed while emergency responders work the scene. Please avoid the area, seek alternative routes.

09/21/2019
Cleburne Police Department

Cleburne Police Department

The Cleburne Police Department is working a major 2 vehicle crash west of Cleburne on US Highway 67 near the Bono cutoff. Traffic is being diverted at this time. More information will follow.

09/20/2019

Major accident involving a motorcycle at FM 917 and Treeline Drive (Alvarado). Serious injuries reported. Medical helicopter will be landing shortly. Avoid the area.

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810 E Kilpatrick St
Cleburne, TX
76031-1900

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Emergency response during severe weather, natural disasters, acts of terrorism and possible exposure to hazardous materials is coordinated through Johnson County Emergency Management. During a disaster, please stay tuned to local radio or television stations for up to date information regarding appropriate safety measures.

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