Winter isn't over yet in Austin / Central Texas! Here are some helpful tips for the BBBRRRR CCCOOOLLLDDD! Bundle up! Stay Safe!
Update 2/24 /22:
Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6pm, Thursday 2/24 for all Austin metro counties. Be careful for slick spots on elevated roads / bridges. Check on school delays & closings here.
Power & Water Outage Reporting / Safety
ERCOT Supply & Demand / Grid Conditions Dashboards
Austin Energy call 512-322-9100 / Text 'Outage' to 287846
Safety Tips during an outage View & report outages
Austin Water call 512-972-1000 Cold Weather Safety Tips - Thawing pipes after the freeze
Other Austin area power / utility companies
Texas Department of Emergency Management will post information about statewide warming centers here. Individual & family resources here .A great link to have for storm resources all around Texashttps://www.puc.texas.gov/storm/
Texas free 24-hour helpline 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905 for community resources anywhere in Texas.
4 CCCOOOLLLDDD Ps
1 People - Check on those vulnerable
2 Pets - If you're cold, they are too! Don't leave them outside!
3 Pipes - Insulate outdoor pipes. Drip faucets / cabinet doors cracked open
4 Plants - cover them
Winter Weather 411
5 ways to protect pets during winter weather
Rule of thumb: If you're cold, they are too! Stay inside and cuddle up!
Winter weather ride check before driving:
windshield wipers (freeze resistant-fluid)
tire pressure & tread
lubricate door and trunk locks to prevent freezing
Cold weather emergency items to keep in your ride:
extra clothing, including gloves and a hat
cell phone / car charger
radio, flashlight and extra batteries
First-aid kit and pocket knife
high calorie, non-perishable food and bottled water
bag of sand or cat litter to provide traction for tires
windshield scraper & booster cables
*Other helpful items : tool kit, tow rope and a shovel