While severe storms rank the top of the list for property damage, wildfires pose a menacing threat to local communities. Planning and preparation to reduce risks requires a strong partnership between local officials, business and industry, and the community. The City partners with several great programs and endorses the recommendations of Ready, Set, Go! and FireWise Communities.
Outdoor warning sires may be used for Tornado Warnings, Hazardous Materials, and Wildfires. Weather permitting, these sirens are tested the 2nd Tuesday of each month at noon. During this time, sirens are sounded for at least one minute. If you happen to live in a location where the sirens cannot be heard, ensure you have other means of receiving emergency notices. This can include registration to the City/County's mass-notification system, NOAA Weather Alert radios, and access to area television news/weather outlets.
The City of Borger does not manage public shelter locations, and cannot endorse private property locations that residents can go to. In the event of a tornado, and if a shelter site is not available, the best practices are to seek shelter in the lowest, center-most room in your house. Underpasses and mobile homes are among the most hazardous locations to go.
Ready.govprovides valuable resources to help prepare and plan for numerous disasters including tornadoes, wildfires, and hazardous materials events.