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UPDATE: The National Weather Service has adjusted their forecast. The low on Saturday and Sunday is expected to hover around 31 degrees. A strong cold front will make its way through the area Friday night bringing freezing temperatures. The wind chill Saturday night will make it feel colder.
With the anticipated freezing temperatures, it is important to prepare.Keep your water pipes from freezing. Freezing pipes can bust and be very expensive to replace. It's a good idea to drip your faucets and wrap all exposed pipes. Below are some additional tips to keep in mind.
If you have to be outside, please wear the appropriate clothing.
It is also very important that your pets have appropriate shelter from the freezing temperatures. As part of our Animal Ordinance, we've included the animal care portion below.Sec. 4.04.005 Animal care(f) An animal’s owner shall provide the animal with shelter that:(1) Is large enough for the animal to enter, stand, turnaround, and lie down in a natural manner; a structure with three sides, a roof and a floor that prevents rain or other precipitation from entering; or a structure of dome, or other, shape with a floor that provides the animal with shelter from all weather conditions;(2) Keeps the animal dry;(3) Provides the animal with natural or artificial shade from direct sunlight;(4) Protects the animal from excessive heat and cold and other adverse weather conditions(5) Is adequately ventilated; and(6) Large livestock shall be exempted.
Plants, gardens and flowerbeds should be covered to trap heat energy from the ground, according to the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service.
Before the onset of cold weather, protect your pipes from freezing by following these recommendations: