March Freezing Weather Safety Tips

See All Posts

Over the next couple days, temperatures are set to fall down to freezing levels. Temperatures in North and West Harris County are expected to get below freezing for extended periods overnight. Per our previous posts on cold weather safety, it is best to practice the “Four P’s” as the cold fronts set in:

People:

  • Dress in warm clothing, wear coats and gloves when outdoors.
  • Protect children and the elderly. Never leave them in a cold place or vehicle.
  • Wind chill is expected to be in the low 20s Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Pets:

  • Bring your pets indoors.
  • Provide a warm, safe place for them to eat and sleep.

Pipes:

  • Prevent frozen pipes and damage to your home by opening the cabinets under the kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow warm air to circulate and warm the pipes.
  • Insulate outdoor faucets and exposed pipes, and be sure to disconnect and drain hoses from outdoor spigots.

Plants:

  • We have seen a lot of green-up and bloom due to the rain over the last few weeks. Protect plants from freezing by covering them with plant-cover fabric, or a light blanket with plastic sheeting on top of it.
  • Hydrate plants early so they can absorb and stay healthy through the cold.

Additionally, there are a few vehicle safety tips to observe during winter weather:

  • Keep your gas tank full.
  • Have tire pressure checked.
  • Have a phone charger, first aid kit, blankets and jumper cables in your car.
  • Check local road conditions at www.houstontranstar.org. State highway information available at www.drivetexas.org.

Lastly, the Fire Department provided some safety tips surrounding space heaters and other supplemental heating sources during the colder days:

  • Never leave a space heater unattended or a child unattended with a space heater.
  • Keep all combustible materials (including yourself!) at least three (3) feet away from the heater.
  • Never overload outlets or breakers.
  • Do not use extension cords for the heater.
  • Always turn it off if leaving the room and/or going to sleep.

Share these tips to your neighborhood social media outlets using the share buttons above; Facebook, Nextdoor, and Twitter shares can help neighbors see these tips before the cold arrives. Stay safe and warm!


© 2018-2021 Ricewood MUD
Website provided by Touchstone

The content contained in this website is provided by Ricewood Municipal Utility District for informal informational purposes only. This website and the information contained herein should not be relied upon or used as current information for the purposes of securities disclosure about the district, its financial condition, the bonds of the district, or property in the district. Persons should not rely upon information in this website when considering whether to buy, sell, or hold bonds issued by the district or whether to buy, sell, or hold property within the district. The district files official continuing disclosure information at least annually in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. All information contained herein speaks only as of the date indicated. The district assumes no duty to update any information in this website at any time.