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Prepare now for Winter Weather and Freezing Temps

Date: Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Source:  Texas AgriLife Extension Service

The National Weather Service is forecasting an Arctic Blast of very cold air to settle into Texas sometime next week, January 12-17.

Prepare now to avoid costly damage to your home, farmstead, ranch or business.

Texas EDEN Winter Storm Resources

TDEM Winter Storm and Ice Storm Preparedness

NOAA Winter Weather Safety and Awareness

National Weather Service – Current Conditions


Prepare for Freezing Temps and Winter Weather

Date: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Source:  Texas Department of Insurance

With the approach of colder weather, Texas residents are reminded they can avoid thousands of dollars of damage to walls, ceilings, carpets, and furniture by taking a few simple measures to protect their homes.

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Winter Pet Care Tips

Date: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Source:  American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

It is best to keep pets indoors during the winter months, but if this is not possible, outdoor pets must be provided with shelter.

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Avoid Home Damage from Frozen Pipes

Date: Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Source: Texas Department of Insurance

Texas weather can change quickly, especially in the winter. A fast-moving cold front can cause temperatures to drop below freezing within hours. Outdoor pipes, pipes in unheated areas, and pipes that run along uninsulated exterior walls can burst if the water in them freezes and expands. This can shatter pipe seals or the pipes themselves, sending water pouring through your house. You can avoid thousands of dollars of damage to your walls, ceilings, carpets, and furniture by taking a few simple measures to protect your home.

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Texas wheat program suffers two-year setback from freeze

Date: Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Source:  Texas A&M Agricultural Communications

Back-to-back freezes damaged wheat across many of the wheat-producing regions of Texas. While some fields will still yield grain, major damage was done to future seed availability.

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Winter Weather – Emergency Preparedness & Response

Date: Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Source: Centers for Disease Control

Information about how to protect yourself and others.

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By Texas AgriLife Extension Service:

Preparing for the Unexpected: Winter Storms


Avoid Home Damage from Frozen Pipes

Date: Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Source: Texas Department of Insurance

You can avoid thousands of dollars of damage to your walls, ceilings, carpets, and furniture by taking a few simple measures to protect your home.

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From Texas AgriLife Extension:

Winter Storms: Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes


Texas – It’s time to prepare for Winter Storms

Date: Monday, October 20th, 2008

Source(s): The Texas Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

It is time to begin preparing for winter storms that might affect your area.

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