Severe Weather Information
Winter Weather Awareness
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 is Winter Weather Awareness Day in Texas as proclaimed by Governor Perry.
Winter weather can impact Texas during the months of November through April. While Texas is known for its sunny climate, winter weather shows itself across the state each year. Just last year, a winter storm arrived in early December with snow and ice, effectively shutting down the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and areas of north Texas for several days.
Winter weather can affect expected areas of Texas like the Panhandle but also regions much farther south like the Coastal Bend. No matter where you reside, I encourage everyone to assemble a disaster supply kit of important emergency supplies for homes and vehicles including:
- First aid kit
- NOAA Weather Radio or battery-operated radio
- Non-perishable food items
- Bottled water
- Blankets and warm clothing such as coats, gloves and hats
More winter storm preparedness planning information can be found at: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/threatawareness/winterStormPlanning.htm.
To view the 2014-2015 winter weather outlook and for more information about winter weather awareness, please visit NOAA’s winter weather safety and awareness page at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/winter/.
Texans can learn how to prepare and assemble supply kits by visiting the Texas Prepares website: www.texasprepares.org/.
Statewide road conditions from TxDOT can be found by checking www.drivetexas.org or by calling 800-452-9292.
Be informed. Be prepared. Be involved.
Storm Outage Map
To satisfy Oncor customers' desire for more information on restoration efforts, Oncor offers a new website that is a good local resource for power outages in our area. This map of outages also offers real-time weather information.
Sachse is a "StormReady" community
The StormReady program helps equip communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property both before and during a storm. StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education, and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives. Only 50 cities in Texas are StormReady, and we are proud Sachse is one of them.