Freezing weather is expected to move into the Greater Houston area during Tuesday morning through the evening, according to the National Weather Service. Here are five tips to stay safe during below freezing temperatures in Texas.
1. Prevent frozen pipes
The Texas Department of Public Safety recommends wrapping pipes in newspaper or another insulating material and leaving faucets dripping overnight to avoid freezing. Homeowners should also know how to shut off their homes’ water supply in case a pipe bursts. Garden hoses and sprinklers should also be disconnected to avoid bursting from frozen water.
2. Protect pets
Texas state law prohibits dog owners from leaving animals restrained outdoors when weather conditions are below 32…