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Eclipse Begins Monday, April 8, 2024, around 12:14 PM

The eclipse is expected to begin at 12:14pm, reach maximum totality at 1:32pm, and end at 2:55pm. This will be the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States until 2044. 

Anticipated Community Impact Days: Thursday, April 4, 2024 – Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Click the following link for: Llano Eclipse Preparedness Information

Traffic will be heavy, and lines for local services such as restaurants, gas stations, grocery, and retail stores may be longer than usual; do what you can before the anticipated impact days and allow for extra time to get where you need to go.

Things to consider doing in advance to make life a little easier during the heaviest congestion periods:

• Errands & Appointments: Schedule your errands and appointments before Thursday, April 4. Check ahead if you have plans for Monday, April 8; some services may be closed or have limited hours. By scheduling your errands early, you will beat the crowds and give our local stores and businesses time to restock before the eclipse visitors arrive; this includes grocery shopping, doctor, dentist, veterinary appointments, prescriptions, etc.

• Supplies: Overall, supplies may be limited due to the high demand, which may mean the items you want are not available during the impact days. If there is something important you want, get it early.

• Gas: If you normally fill up your gas tank Friday – Monday, do that task early, before Thursday, April 4.

• Cash: If you regularly use cash or want some on hand, consider visiting your local bank or ATM before Thursday, April 4.

911: Know when it is appropriate to call 911 (true emergencies) and have the non-emergency phone number for your local Dispatch Center programmed into your phone ahead of time.

Cellular Service: With the increased number of visitors, local public safety officials anticipate cellular service may become overwhelmed (primarily on Monday, April 8) or have limited access during the impact days. Consider these ideas to assist with communications during this time:

• Develop a communication plan with family and friends if you lose or have limited service. • If you only have a mobile phone at home, find out which of your neighbors have a landline number in case you need to call 911 for an emergency.

• Public Water Systems: Consider postponing watering your lawn or using “extra” water during the anticipated impact days to take a little pressure off the public water systems.

• Individual/Family Emergency Plans: Consider the eclipse event a drill to check your emergency kits and plans. If you do not have a kit or have not talked about your emergency plans, now is a great time to do so. The Llano County Office of Emergency Management website has information to help your planning efforts; make sure family members and friends know your plans.

• Basic Emergency Kits: Go Bag – Cash, Water, Food/Snacks, Flashlight, First Aid Kit, Blanket, Gloves, Safety Vest, Change of Clothes


City of Sunrise Beach

City Hall (325) 388-6438

Mayor Chellie Stewart:

City Secretary/ Court Clerk Janie Crumpler:

Chief of Maintenance / Building Permitting / Code Enforcement Danyelle Morgan:

Sunrise Beach Police Department

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency Numbers:

Dispatched by Llano SO: 325-247-5767

Police Department Cell: 325-423-0015

Sunrise Beach Water Department

Day Time Phone: 325-388-6438

AFTER Hours: 325-423-5975 

Sunrise Beach Fire Department

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency Contacts

Fire Cell: 325-388-6880

Llano County Emergency Management Gilbert Bennett

(325) 247-2039 (Phone)

(713) 299-1311 (Cell)