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Posted on: February 12, 2021

DEALING WITH WINTER WEATHER | 02/12/26 |

Truck Sliding Off Road in Ice

(En español)

Weather predictions for the Titus County area during the coming days include snow and temperatures as low as zero. The City and County have emergency plans and protocols in place, but here are tips for you and your family:

  • Keep your pets inside and care for your livestock appropriately.
  • Minimize your travel.
  • Stay indoors during the worst part of the extreme cold.
  • Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle if you must travel that includes:
    --jumper cables, sand, a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water and non-perishable snacks
  • Keep a full tank of gas.
  • Check your vehicle’s tire pressure, antifreeze levels, heater/defroster, etc.
  • Unhook outdoor hoses and cover faucets with an outdoor foal protector.
  • Learn how to shut off water valves for potential pipe bursts.
  • Check on the elderly and be sure they have food and supplies.
  • Those supplies you should have in case you need to stay home for several days without power include:
    1. Each person's specific needs, such as medication
    2. Extra batteries for radios and flashlights
    3. Bottled water, food and snacks that do not require cooking
    4. Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and general household cleaning supplies
    5. Food, water and any necessary medication and supplies for your pets
  • Do not use a gas or electric oven or surface units for heating.
  • Do not use an outdoor gas or charcoal grill inside or in a garage.
  • Use a battery-powered lantern for lights sources, not candles with a live flame.

For more information about what to do before, during and after a winter storm, go to www.ready.gov/winter-weather.

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Lidiar con el clima de invierno


Las predicciones meteorológicas para el área del condado de Titus durante los próximos días incluyen nieve y temperaturas tan bajas como cero. La ciudad y el condado tienen planes y protocolos de emergencia, pero aquí hay consejos para usted y su familia:

  • Mantenga a sus mascotas dentro y cuide su ganado apropiadamente.
  • Minimice sus viajes. 
  • Permanezca en el interior de su hogar durante la peor parte del frío extremo.
  • Mantenga un kit de supervivencia de invierno en su vehículo en caso de viajar que incluya:
    --cables de para Pazar corriente, arena, una linterna, ropa o abrigo, mantas, agua embotellada y botanas
  • Mantenga su tanque lleno de gasolina.
  • verifique la presión de las llantas de su vehículo, los niveles de anticongelante, el calentador/descongelador, etc.
  • Desconecte las mangueras y cubra las llaves de agua con un protector del exterior de su casa.
  • Sepa donde cerrar las válvulas de emergencia en caso de posibles roturas de las tuberías.
  • Asegúrese que sus ancianos tengan suficientes alimentos y suministros.
  • Los suministros que debe tener en caso de que necesite permanecer en casa durante varios días sin energía incluyen:
  1. Las necesidades específicas de cada persona, como los medicamentos
  2. Baterías adicionales para radios y linternas
  3. Agua embotellada, alimentos y refrigerios que no requieren cocción 
  4. Desinfectante de manos, toallitas desinfectantes y artículos generales de limpieza del hogar
  5. Alimentos, agua y cualquier medicamento y suministros necesarios para sus mascotas
  • No utilice horno de gas o eléctrico ni otras unidades de superficie para calentar.
  • No utilice parrillas de gas o de carbón dentro de su casa que solo son diseñadas para afuera. 
  • Utilice linternas o lámparas alimentadas con batería para fuentes de luz, no velas con llamas encendidas.

Para obtener más información sobre qué hacer antes, durante y después de una tormenta invernal, valla a  https://www.ready.gov/es/invierno.

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