Hazard Protection

Flooded road

Turn Around, Don't Drown

Never drive around the barriers blocking a flooded road. It only takes 6 inches of fast-moving flood water to knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away most cars and just 2 feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.

Low Water Crossings in Boerne

During a storm, see a map of low water crossings that have been closed due to high water online.

Cibolo Creek Water Level

Check the historical and real-time gage height of Cibolo Creek on the USGS website.

See height of Cibolo Creek.

Ways to Help Protect Your Property From Flooding

Elevate Your Home

Elevating a home is the fastest way to reduce risk of flooding and reduce flood insurance costs. If elevating your home is not an option, other methods for reducing flood risks can be found in FEMA's bulletin: Reducing Flood Risk to Residential Buildings That Cannot Be Elevated.

Elevate Your Utilities

Elevate your heating and cooling systems, water heaters, electrical panels, and other utilities so that they are less likely to be damaged in a flood.

Clean Your Gutters

Make sure that you clear any debris from gutters and downspouts to avoid an accumulation of water.

Protect Your Valuables

Store your valuables and insurance papers in a high location in a waterproof container.

Migration Grants

The state of Texas administers several mitigation grants that offer financial assistance to property owners wanting to mitigate their flood-prone structures. The following is a list of mitigation grants available through the State of Texas and/or FEMA:

  • Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
  • Flood Protection Planning Program (HMGP)
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (FPP)
  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant (PDM)
  • Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC)
  • Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL)