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Freeze warning underway Friday morning

Houston area's first freeze of season

The National Weather has issued a freeze warning Friday morning until 9 a.m. Temperatures could drop to or below freezing for areas from Columbus to Tomball to Cleveland. This includes only the northwest parts of Harris county even though all of the county is included in the warning.

Remember to protect people, pets, plants and pipes from freezing temperatures.

People

  • Keep warm, stay inside if possible.

  • If you need to go out, dress in layers and wear hats, gloves and an appropriate coat.

  • Avoid overexertion, as cold weather puts added strain on your body.

  • Observe heater safety:

  • Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water.

  • Keep heat sources at least 3 feet away from furniture and drapes.

  • Never leave children unattended near a space heater.

Pets

  • Bring pets inside, and move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas.

  • Keep adequate food and water available.

Pipes

  • Disconnect outdoor hoses, drain and store in protected area.

  • Wrap exposed faucets and pipes - including those outside the house or in unheated crawl spaces, attics, garages and other areas.

Plants

  • Bring potted plants inside or store in garage near interior wall to provide extra warmth and protection from wind.

  • For cold-sensitive outdoor plants, put down extra mulch and consider covering with a cloth fabric of some kind to shield the plants from wind and frost.

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