Winter Weather Preparedness
Review the information on this page to learn how the City of Boerne prepares for and responds to winter weather events. This page will be updated with the latest information during an active winter weather event.
National Weather Service
The City of Boerne gathers forecast information from the National Weather Service. Get the latest weather updates from the National Weather Service.
Local Alerts and Updates
The City of Boerne monitors local roads for safety. A list of closures will be posted here should any occur.
Visit DriveTexas.org for road conditions around the state.
Boerne Utilities monitors the forecast and makes preparations ahead of any anticipated extreme weather event. If you experience a utility outage, report it by calling (830) 249-9511, option 1 during business hours or (830) 248-1633 at any other time.
Trash and Recycling
The City's collection contractor, Waste Management, may not be able to reach your home or business for collections during a weather event. Any delayed or rescheduled collections will be listed here.
City parks may be closed or have services reduced during a winter weather event.
Closures and Cancelations
City of Boerne
Any closures or delayed openings of City of Boerne facilities and offices will be listed here.
Boerne ISD may cancel or delay classes. The City will share any closure information here as we receive it.
Preparations for Winter Weather
People – Pets – Plants - Pipes
Remember to take care of the four “P’s” ahead of this week’s winter weather – People, Pets, Plants, Pipes.
- People: Keep your family warm and check on any elderly family or neighbors that may need extra blankets, help winterizing their homes, or a warm place to stay.
- Pets: Dogs and cats get cold too. Bring them inside at night to keep them healthy and safe.
- Plants: Either cover plants to keep them warm at night or bring them inside.
- Pipes: Cover exposed pipes to prevent freezing and breaks. Open cabinet doors under sinks to allow the warmer air from your home to help warm the pipes.
Energy Conservation Tips
- Lower your thermostat to 68 degrees.
- Turn off unnecessary lights and unplug devices not in use.
- Avoid using large appliances like dishwashers, range/ovens, washers, and dryers.
- See more energy saving tips.
Power Outage Tips
- Keep freezers and refrigerators closed to keep food safe.
- Only use a generator outdoors and away from windows to prevent fire and carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.
- See more power outage tips.
Winter Fire Safety Tips
- Keep space heaters away from anything that can catch fire easily.
- Don’t leave candles burning unattended.
- Never use a gas stove as a heat source.
- See more winter safety tips.