- Emergency Management
Keeping Boerne Safe in City-Wide Emergencies
The City of Boerne Office of Emergency Management (OEM) develops plans and manages operations in the event of a city-wide emergency or disaster situation. OEM oversees a coordinated response with the Police Department, Fire Department, Kendall County, and other agencies.
This office also serves as the City's liaison to state and federal agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
The City of Boerne uses the notification system Regroup to send emergency alerts directly to residents by phone, text message, and email. You can choose which alerts you want to receive and how you want to receive them.
- Click here to sign up to receive alerts about severe weather, evacuations, and more.
Follow the City of Boerne on Facebook and Twitter and monitor the City’s website for the latest information in the event of an emergency.
Low Water Crossings
The Texas Hill Country can experience flash flooding during heavy rain events, which often leads to hazardous conditions for drivers on flooded roadways. Remember, if you see standing water on the road – Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
There are several low water crossings in and around Boerne that might be closed during heavy rains. If you see a closed roadway, do NOT attempt to drive around barriers.
- See the Boerne Low Water Crossings Map for active closures.
- Monitor the National Weather Service and local news for the latest weather information.
Prepare Your Household
To ensure that you and your household are prepared in the event of an emergency, follow these simple steps:
- Be Informed - Learn about the potential hazards near you to get ahead of what’s ahead.
- Make a Plan - The best way to keep everyone safe is to make an emergency plan ahead of time.
- Build a Kit - Build a kit with the essentials your family and pets will need if you must shelter in place or evacuate.
Visit the Texas Ready website to learn more about each of these steps.