3.4.19 – HARD FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM TONIGHT TO 9 AM TUESDAY

Hard Freeze Warning From 9 p.m. Tonight to 9 a.m. Tuesday

Press Release- March 4, 2019

National Weather Service is now forecasting Montgomery County to have a hard freeze tonight, temperatures expected to fall between 24 and 27 degrees by early Tuesday morning.

Montgomery County will be under a hard freeze warning from 9 p.m. tonight to 9 a.m. Tuesday.

A Hard Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. A Hard Freeze Warning is issued when temperatures are expected to fall to near 24 degrees for 2 or more hours.

Be sure to protect the 4 P’s: People, Pets, Pipes and Plants

Remember your neighbors around you and check on anyone that has limited mobility.

Review these safety tips as the cold weather approaches:

    • Keep warm, stay inside if possible.
    • If you need to go out, dress in layers and wear hats, gloves and an appropriate coat.
    • Avoid overexertion, as cold weather puts added strain on your body.
    • Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water.
    • Keep heat sources at least 3 feet away from furniture and drapes.
    • Never leave children unattended near a space heater.
    • Make sure pets stay warm.
    • Bring in or cover any plants that may not stand the cold.
    • Protect your pipes.
    • Turn off sprinklers, especially if they spray on the roadway.

Protect yourself from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by installing a battery-operated CO detector and never use generators, grills, camp stoves, or similar devices indoors.

For help and information on preparing for disasters, download our preparedness app ReadyMCTX to your mobile device.

To receive emergency alerts to your phone or email from Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, register at http://www.mc911.org/page/ecd.AlertMCTX. When you are creating your profile, you must check the box next to Share my Smart911 Profile with TX-Montgomery-County-911 to support emergency preparedness.

 

Stay informed and monitor conditions for Montgomery County and the surrounding area on the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management website www.mctxoem.org, Facebook, or twitter, NOAA Weather Radio, KStar 99.7FM.

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