Storm and Tornado Safety

Lightning above trees in a dark sky

Don't wait until storms arrive to prepare for severe weather. Though the City of Allen has been named "Storm Ready" by the National Weather Service, citizens must take precautions to protect themselves, their families and their property from dangerous weather.

Emergency Information For Hearing and Sight Impaired Populations 

Northeast Texas Public Health District has created both video and written information on eighteen emergency preparedness topics to serve deaf, blind and limited sight populations. The information is available for public use, free of charge, on the Accessible Emergency Information website.
  1. Receive Warnings
  2. Seek Shelter
  3. Be Prepared

Outdoor Sirens

Allen operates 23 outdoor warning sirens that sound during severe weather events. Though the sirens are placed strategically throughout the city, they are designed to warn people who are outdoors. People who are inside may not hear them, as air conditioning, thunder, wind, rain and other conditions can drown out the sound. Read more about outdoor warning sirens.

Weather Reports

The City of Allen highly recommends each home and business have other means to receive warnings and notifications, including internet, radio, television or a NOAA weather radio. The Allen Fire Department works with the NBC 5 Weather Team to provide you with as much information possible to prepare you in the event of adverse weather conditions

Weather Radios

Permission was given to the Allen Fire Department by NBC 5- KXAS to reference educational and informational material on their website, with the intent to fulfill our collective goals in educating the public in the event of severe weather. Some sites or portions of sites that are referenced to or linked to from this site may be sponsored by private companies or corporations. The Allen Fire Department does not endorse any corporate sponsors.