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Feb. 15, 2021
Major Winter Storm to impact Houston this week
The National Weather Service has issued the following alerts for Houston:
A strong storm system will move into the area bringing freezing rain, sleet and snow. Travel could be very difficult, if not impossible late Sunday into Monday. The extremely low wind chills as low as 15 below zero will become life threatening to people and animals outside without adequate warmth or shelter!
Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. Prepare for power outages and have non-perishable food and water on hand. Do not travel unless it is an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra blanket, flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case you become stranded.
When cold weather occurs, Houstonians should remember to protect the Four 'P's: People, Pets, Pipes, and Plants.
For up-to-date weather information, visit the National Weather Service Houston/ Galveston forecast office website: weather.gov/hgx. The latest road conditions for Texas can be found at drivetexas.org.