austin – The State of Texas and the Texas Department of Emergency Management have activated emergency response resources in anticipation of the coldest air of the winter.
“With Texas facing multiple weather threats in the forecast over the next week, TDEM urges Texans to enact preparedness measures to ensure you and your loved ones stay safe,” said Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd.
“TDEM encourages Texans to monitor local weather reports, follow instructions from all emergency management officials and first responders, and keep emergency supplies close by in case they are needed. State resources are ready to respond to requests for assistance from our local partners,” Kidd continued.
Governor Abbott has placed numerous state emergency response resources and departments on standby, including the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Public Utilities Commission, and others.
If you need to travel within the next few days, be sure to check road conditions before heading out, and avoid detours around barricaded roads.
For additional information, visit TexasReady.gov, DriveTexas.org, and TexasFlood.org.