The US National Weather Service-Fort Worth is monitoring the potential for extreme winter weather conditions across North Texas. Residents are advised to monitor weather media closely and take precautions.
Please continue to monitor updates to the forecast in the coming days. Keep up with the latest weather info from your local weather media or the National Weather Service-Fort Worth.
We encourage residents to visit the Preparedness/Emergency Management section of our website for information on emergency kits and communication plans. Most importantly, take steps in advance to the "Four Ps" at your home or business:
Please visit www.Ready.gov for additional weather preparedness information.
State officials have indicated that the power grid is expected to remain stable during upcoming weather events. However, that does not mean that frozen water or downed trees won't impact service to specific neighborhoods around North Texas. Should your power go out, report the outage to your utility provider, which would be either Oncor or CoServ:
To help conserve energy, our partners at CoServ suggest:
- Setting your thermostat to 68 or lower, and,
- Turning down your water heater temperature setting to warm (120 degrees F).
In the event you do lose power and wish to seek shelter, Next Steps-The Colony will be operating a warming station starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at its location inside Hope Community Church (5204 South Colony, Ste. 200, southwest corner of Paige/South Colony), for anyone who may have need.