Common Hazards and General Information
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 ofReady, Set, Go!
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.gov provides valuable resources to help prepare and plan for numerous disasters including tornadoes, wildfires, and hazardous materials events.
Regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the City of Borger continues to monitor and participate in daily conference calls with the State and local health officials regarding the disease. Our priority remains the safety and well-being of our community, and currently there are no cases of COVID-19 in our area. Local officials will continue to follow guidance from State and Federal government sources. Area public schools, industry, healthcare providers and local government officials are regularly collaborating to educate the public on best ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The City has created a public webpage (left sidebar) with resources and information from the CDC and DSHS. We have been and will continue to monitor all possible emergency situations and will provide additional information as it becomes available. For information on what you can do to be prepared, please visit our COVID-19 page that contains resources from the DSHS and CDC.