Winter Storm Resource Guide

Bexar County has compiled a list of resources for constituents. This information will be updated as needed. Please be sure to verify information by visiting websites and making phone calls.

Winter Storm - Be Prepared

Protect the Four P’s: People, Pets, Pipes, & 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: 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. If you do have a pipe burst, see these directions on how to quickly turn off your water supply.
  • 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.
  1. Stay Warm & Safe
  2. Heater Safety
  3. Trusted Resources

Staying Warm and Safe

  • Wear loose layers of clothing, which help to keep in body heat.
  • To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, use generators, pressure washers, grills, and similar items outdoors ONLY.
  • You can use extra towels or blankets near windows or doors to prevent warm air from escaping.
  • Close blinds and curtains and make sure all windows are tightly shut.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
  • Continue to eat, your body needs the energy to stay warm.
  • Check on your friends and neighbors, especially the elderly.
  • Even if you're without power in your home, your home is still the safest place you can be right now.
  • Stay off roadways and be careful walking on outdoor surfaces.
  • Stay tuned to trusted sources for updates and information.