In many parts of Texas, severe winter weather can threaten your safety and the safety of your property. Blizzards, heavy snow, freezing rain, ice, and freezing temperatures occasionally cause major problems in parts of Texas. During the winter of 2001, severe winter ice storms crippled the north-eastern part of the state; 46 counties were declared a disaster area by the President of the United States.
Winter storms are known as deceptive killers because most serious injuries and death are indirectly related to the storm. Some causes of injury and death include hypothermia from prolonged exposure to the cold, carbon monoxide poisoning from defective heating units and/or poor ventilation, and automobile accidents.
Prepare now for winter storms:
- Preparing for the Unexpected: Winter Storms
- Disaster Recovery Guide & eBook – Includes using portable generators safely
- Preparing for Winter Storms Fact Sheet
- Don’t Get Caught Out in the Cold: Winter Weather Awareness and Safety Tips
- Winter Storms: Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes
- Winter Storms: Safety Tips for Heating Your Home
- Simple Disaster Supplies Kit & List
- Emergency Food & Water Supplies List
- Can these Trees be Saved?
- Snowstorms and Extreme Cold
- Winter Storm Resource Center
- iPhone & Android App: Winter Survival Kit
- Driving in Snow and Ice
- Winter Weather Safety
- Portable Generator Safety Video