Mitigation and Preparedness
The City of Celina is concerned about the safety of our citizens and visitors. Our community is protected by an outdoor early warning siren system to alert the public in case of tornado or other emergency. These sirens are meant to be heard outdoors and alert the public to take shelter.
First Wednesday Testing:
The City of Celina tests the sirens on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 PM. contingent upon the weather. Please check out our Facebook for up to date information on testing type.
What Do I Do When I Hear An Early Warning Siren?
Seek shelter immediately.
Turn on your television or radio to a local channel and await instructions.
In the event of a real emergency, the media will provide these instructions.
Never try to outrun a tornado if you are in your car.
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water, and supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Some supplies to include in your kit:
• A three-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won't spoil.
• One change of clothing and footwear per person, and one blanket and sleeping bag per person
• A first aid kit that includes your family's prescription medications
• Emergency tools including a battery-powered radio, flashlight, and plenty of extra batteries
• An extra set of keys and a credit card or cash
• Sanitation supplies
• Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members
• An extra pair of glasses
• Important family documents
For more information, please check out Disaster Kit Information
The state of Texas presents the STEAR program. The STEAR program is a free registry that provides local emergency planners and emergency responders with additional information on the needs in their community. Registering yourself in the STEAR registry DOES NOT guarantee that you will receive a specific service during an emergency. Available services will vary by community. Registration is voluntary and by registering in STEAR you are consenting to sharing your information with first responders and other state agencies during a disaster.
Who Should Register?
People with disabilities
People who are medically fragile
People with access and functional needs such as:
People who have limited mobility
People who have communication barriers
People who require additional medical assistance during an emergency event
People who require transportation assistance
People who require personal care assistance
How to Register?