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Wednesday, February 2, 2022
City of Plainview Encourages Public to Take Precautions, Prepare for Upcoming Winter Weather
The City of Plainview encourages residents to take pre-cautions and prepare for the upcoming winter weather this week. The National Weather Service has predicted below freezing temperatures and the possibility of snow through Friday, February 4th.
With below freezing temperatures lasting for an extended time, the threat of hypothermia - abnormally low body temperature (below 95 degrees) for those exposed to the elements is possible. Signs include shivering, stiff muscles, confusion, difficulty speaking and sleepiness. If you are experiencing hypothermia symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.
If you know someone who is need of shelter during this time, contact the City of Plainview Police Department at 296-1182 for arrangements.
Heat your Home Safely
Home heating is the second leading cause of fires in this country. To reduce the risk of heating related fires, the Red Cross recommends these steps:
The Four 4’s – People, Pets, Plant & Pipes
Checking the 4 P’s will help keep everyone safe.
The City of Plainview Street Department has been dispensing brine over city streets the past couple of days in anticipation of the storm. The brine will help lower freezing temperatures on the road, making travel less hazardous and melting snow and ice quicker. If you must get out during the storm, below are a few tips:
During ice and snow storms, the City of Plainview emergency services response time may be longer than normal to assist with stranded vehicles - vehicles blocking traffic will be given first priority.
The City of Plainview recommends following the National Weather Service or local media for the most up-to-date weather information. For more information, visit Winter Information | Plainview, TX - Official Website (plainviewtx.org) or call the Emergency Operations Center at 806.296.1182. For emergencies, contact 9-1-1.