This beautiful day might be the perfect time to winterize your home, because here in Texas, we know our coldest days often hit in January and February. While we wait to see if and when we’ll get more freezing temperatures and precipitation this year, here are a few tips on what you should do when cold weather strikes. Make sure you’re following the four “Ps” of winter weather safety:
- People: Keep your family warm and check on any elderly family or neighbors who may need extra blankets, help winterizing their homes, or a warm place to stay.
- Pets: Bring your dogs and cats inside to keep them healthy and safe.
- Plants: Either cover plants or bring them inside to keep them warm.
- Pipes: Cover exposed pipes to prevent freezing and breaks. If you ever need to shut off the water to your home and aren’t sure how, contact the Town’s Utility Billing division at 972.874.6010 during normal business hours. For help turning off your water after-hours, call the Flower Mound Police Department’s non-emergency line at 972.539.0525.
When cold weather hits, it’s important to have multiple ways to get notifications about the weather and other possible hazards. Make sure to sign up for emergency alerts from the Town at www.flower-mound.com/emergencynotifications.