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UPDATE | Winter Weather Conditions Continue


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What is the danger?
Bottom Line:
• Cold weather will continue across the entire area.
• Electric power will continue to be an issue for some residents into Tuesday.
• If you have power, conserve! Run your thermostat lower than 68 degrees.
• Follow common-sense guidelines for staying warm even without power.
• Continue to stay at home – even if you do not have power. You are safer where you are!
• Road conditions will remain hazardous and all travel should be avoided.
• Residents should closely monitor media and the National Weather Service for updates to the forecast.
• Text FREEZE to 888777 for winter storm updates from ReadyHarris
Temperatures will plunge into the teens and single digits tonight and remain below freezing through Tuesday night. These are life-threatening conditions and residents are urged to stay indoors, off the roads, and avoid exposure to the elements.

A Hard Freeze Warning remains in effect for all of southeast Texas until noon Tuesday. A Winter Storm Warning will go into effect Wednesday in anticipation of another round of freezing rain, snow, and sleet through Thursday morning.

What you should do:
Protect the Four P’s – People, Pets, Pipes, and Plants – from cold weather, especially if you lose power.
• Stay indoors and avoid opening exterior doors and windows.
• Close curtains and insulate windows with dark blankets.
• Dress in layers and bundle up. Wear hats, gloves and a warm coat if you must go outdoors.
• Bring pets inside
• Wrap exposed faucets and pipes – including those outside the house or in unheated crawl spaces, attics, garages and other areas.
• Bring potted plants inside or store in garage near interior wall to provide extra warmth and protection from wind.

Do not use generators, gas stoves, charcoal grills, or other open-flame heat sources inside your home. Carbon monoxide gas can build up indoors and kill. Place generators in an adequately ventilated, outdoor space to avoid the buildup of carbon monoxide.