• 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
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.
• 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.