Severe Weather

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Latest Information

Check here for the latest information following a severe weather event. Additional information will be posted on the City's website and social media accounts below:


Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC)
In the event of a storm in your neighborhood, please separate your trash, recycling and storm debris according to this graphic.

Trash and Debris Graphic

Request Pickup


The Warning Sirens can be Activated When:

  • The National Weather Service issues a Richardson area Tornado Warning or Severe Thunderstorm Warning with destructive winds at or above 70 mph
  • Trained storm spotters have reported a tornado with the potential to affect the City of Richardson
  • Hail of 1.75 inches (golf ball size) in diameter is imminent
  • Deemed necessary by City of Richardson officials (i.e. in the event of any emergency when officials need to get citizens to move indoors for their safety)

Citizen actions if you hear the sirens when a test is not scheduled:

  • Seek shelter indoors and turn on local media (local broadcast channels, radio)
  • Follow directions from local officials including information provided by the National Weather Service
  • Only call 9-1-1 in case of an actual emergency

Get Prepared Today