Cold Weather Preparedness Winter Storm Elliott

Freezing temps expected later this week. Prepare your vehicle and home by midday Thursday, especially if you are traveling for the holidays.

Weather Related City Service Changes

The Bellaire City Library will maintain regular hours through Thursday (10:00 – 6:00) and then closed until Tuesday, when the library opens at 10:00 am.  Date dues for material due on Dec. 22 have been extended until Dec. 28.

Bellaire pools will close at 1 pm on Thursday and are scheduled to re-open on Tuesday, weather permitting. 

Public safety services are available 24/7.  Please call 911 for an emergency or 713-668-0487 for non-emergency/after-hours calls.

If you are traveling this holiday or lose heat or power in your home during the cold weather, you might consider turning off your water in the house. Doing this may reduce the risk of damage to your home from a burst pipe. Don’t forget to open all faucets to drain the pipes, turn off and clear your irrigation system, and disconnect any hoses.

Video of the City Manager Report with an overview of how the City of Bellaire is preparing for the freezing temperatures forecast for Thursday and Friday this week.

Preparing for Cold Weather

Alert - 12/19/2022

Prepare your vehicle and home by midday Thursday especially if you are traveling for the holidays. Remember to protect the “Four P’s”: People, pets, pipes, and plants.
 
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.
 
Pets:
 • Prolonged exposure to the forecasted temperatures and wind may be fatal to unprotected livestock and pets.
 • Bring pets inside, and move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas.
 • Keep adequate food and water available.
 
Pipes:
 • Proper winterization of any exposed pipes/plumbing will be needed to prevent damage.
 • 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.
 • If leaving out of town for the upcoming holidays, shut off the main water supply and drain pipes to prevent damage          should they burst.
 
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.
 • Tropical plants/vegetation will require maximum freeze protection. 


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