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January 15, 2024

Are you prepared for the freezing temperatures?

While rare, Texas does experience freezing temperatures. The idea of freezing temperatures may send you into a tizzy, but with a little preparation we’ll be ready to take on whatever mother nature brings our way.

Winter closures

  • Water fountains are shut off for the winter.

Protect the Four P’s

When temperatures drop, it’s important to remember to protect the Four P’s (People, Pets, Pipes and Plants).


  • Limit your time outside. If and when you go outside, be sure to wear weather appropriate clothing or layer warm clothing to avoid hypothermia (abnormally low body temperature).
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who may need help winterizing.


  • Pets should be brought indoors or provided with a warm place to sleep. If you are cold, they are too!


  • Protect outdoor facets and pipes with covers.
  • Let cold water faucets drip indoors and open cabinets with plumbing to circulate heat to prevent pipes from freezing.


  • Cover plants that will not withstand the cold or bring them indoors.

Driving Conditions

Always use extra caution when driving in any type of inclement weather.

  • Remove ice from your vehicle before you drive.
  • Slow down. Rain, sleet, and snow can limit visibility, giving drivers less time to recognize danger.
  • Ensure windshield wipers, headlights and tail lights are functioning properly.
  • Overpasses and bridges pose the greatest risk of icing. Take extra precautions when driving over them.
  • Report downed powerlines or trees by calling 979.822.3777 or online.
  • Traveling out of town? Check driving conditions on Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) roads before leaving, by visiting

Stay Warm and Safe

While heating your home this winter, be sure to follow these importance safety tips:

  • Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.
  • Plug space heaters directly into the wall outlet. Never use an extension cord.
  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from heat sources.
  • Remove lint and dust from electric heaters permanently installed in the wall or ceiling. Lint and dust will burn!
  • Never use an oven, stove top, patio heater, outdoor fire pit or grill to heat your home.
  • If you have to use a generator, keep it outside and as far away from your house as possible to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • If you use a fireplace, make sure it has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from jumping out.
  • Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Stay Informed

    Local Alerts

    In emergencies, the Brazos Community Emergency Operations Center may send out notifications via text message.

    City Social Media

    Follow city social media channels for up-to-date notices.

    Know the Terms

    Advisories: Be Aware
    Watches: Be Prepared
    Warnings: Take Action

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