Hays Informed :: EOC Status
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Hays County EOC

EOC (Emergency Operations Center)

is a central command and control facility responsible for carrying out the principles of emergency preparedness and emergency management, or disaster management functions at a strategic level in an emergency situation, and ensuring the continuity of operations in Hays County.

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Explanation of EOC Activation Levels

LEVEL 1 (Maximum Readiness= RED)

Full Scale Activation of the Hays County Emergency Operations Center. In a full-scale activation, all primary and support agencies under the Emergency Management Plan are notified and activated.

LEVEL 2 (Increased Readiness-Watch Conditions= YELLOW)

Partial Activation of the Hays County Emergency Operations Center. This is limited agency activation. All necessary agencies needed to respond to the particular incident will be notified and activated.

LEVEL 3 (Normal Conditions= GREEN)

Typically a "monitoring" phase. Emergency Management and Preparedness Division staff are activated and operating during normal business hours.