Houston Prepares for Historic Winter Storm

Style Magazine Newswire | 2/12/2021, 2:50 p.m.

Houston brace yourselves a winter storm is coming unlike we have ever seen. In today’s press briefing Judge Lina Hildago and Mayor Sylvester Turner urged Houstonians to stay at home starting Sunday, Feb. 14 to Tuesday, 16th unless it is absolutely necessary.

Remember the 4 P’s – people, pets, plants and pipes. Temperatures are expected to get as low as the 30s producing freezing temps and slight rain. Make sure to check on family, friends, and neighbors to ensure they blankets, food, and other necessities. Cold of this nature could burst pipes. Leave your water dripping at a slow pace and know how to turn off your water. Wrap your pipes. Bring your pets indoors. Cover your plants or bring them inside to avoid frost damage. Make sure to grocery shop, stock on your medicine and be prepared to shelter in place for Sunday, Feb. 14th afternoon until Tuesday, Feb. 16th.

Houstonians can visit warming centers throughout the city. Locations are:

George R. Brown Convention Center

The Beacon

The Star of Hope

These organizations are accepting donations of blankets and other things to help keep the homeless population warm. Donate to the following:

Coalition for the Homeless

SEARCH Homeless Services

Avenue 360

Star of Hope

The Harris Center PATH

U.S. Vets

The Beacon

*COVID vaccinations will also be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

For more updates, visit https://houstonemergency.org/