Do you know the 4 P’s of winter weather?

HOUSTON—Temperatures are continuing to drop in the Bayou City and as the weather hits the freezing mark it’s important to remember the 4 P’s of winter.

People, Pets, Pipes and Plants!

  • People should dress warmly, in layers, to avoid hypothermia (abnormally low body temperature).
  • Pets should be brought indoors or provided with a warm place to sleep.
  • Pipes that run outside or under a house should be wrapped in pipe insulation to avoid cracks due to water freezing in them.
  • Plants may need to be covered or brought inside to avoid frost damage.

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Please note that icy conditions may cause delays at Houston airports.  If you are planning to travel, check with your carrier before heading to the airport.  Visit for information.

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