Today is Winter Weather Preparedness Day in Texas
AUSTIN November 12, 2014 – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to begin preparing for possible winter weather, which can impact the state during the coming days and months.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has declared today, November 12, Winter Weather Awareness Day in Texas. To view the proclamation, visit: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/ThreatAwareness/winterWeatherAwarenessDayProc.pdf
“Winter weather can disrupt and endanger the lives of Texans in all parts of the state, and residents should prepare their cars and homes now for possible storms and freezing temperatures this season,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “The best defense against a potential dangerous situation is early preparation.”
DPS offers the following tips for staying safe during possible winter weather:
Winterize your vehicle by checking the battery, windshield wipers (including appropriate freeze resistant-fluid), tire pressure, tire tread, fluid levels, and lubricate door and trunk locks to prevent freezing. In addition, here is a list of emergency supplies drivers can keep in their vehicle:
Here are some additional steps to prepare for winter weather:
Also visit http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/ThreatAwareness/winterstorm.htm for additional information regarding winter weather preparedness.
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