Storm and Disaster Preparedness



The City of New Braunfels is dedicated to protecting and preparing its citizens in times of emergency and disaster., including:

  • Wildfires
  • Floods
  • Tornadoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Ice or Snow events

But there are things residents can do to make sure they are prepared for emergencies and disasters. 

Here are some resources that can help you be prepared:

First Steps

  1. Be Prepared
  2. Make a Plan
  3. Build a Kit

Be Prepared

Learn what protective measures to take before, during, and after an emergency. Some basic protective actions are similar across many different hazards: 

• Physical safety is a concern for all hazards and may involve sheltering or evacuating. 
• Develop a family communications plan 
• Make an emergency supply kit to be prepared for any type of disaster. 
• Learn about receiving emergency alerts and local emergency plans for shelter and evacuation, local emergency contacts, and local advance alerts and warnings. 
• When recovering from a disaster, safety as well as mental and physical well-being must be considered. 

There are various types of disasters that may affect your family, like Natural Disasters, Terrorist Hazards, Home Fires, Technological Hazards, etc. It's important to plan ahead for the differences between these potential emergencies and how they will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take.


National Weather Service - Weather Safety Tips: Look through a variety of weather-related issues and get valuable information from the National Weather Service. Includes tips on hot, cold, and winter weather, foggy  or windy conditions, lightning, tornados and hurricanes, wildfires, and air quality, among others.

CDC - Natural Disasters, Severe Weather, & COVID-19 Preparedness Tips: Data prepared by the Centers for Disease Control that provides safety tips for individuals and families on how to prepare ahead of time for natural disasters, severe weather, and communicable diseases (like COVID-19). Includes information about extreme heat, floods, winter weather, wildfires, and more. - Plan Ahead for Disasters: Severe weather can happen anytime, so know your risks and plan ahead with these resources from the US Department of Homeland Security. Includes information on disasters and other emergencies, how to get emergency alerts, specific resources for businesses and kids, and advice on how to make a plan or get involved.