AUSTIN - At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has prepared state emergency response resources ahead of impacts from winter weather as well as heavy rainfall and flash flooding threats through the end of the week.
According to the National Weather Service, heavy snow is possible in the Panhandle region through tomorrow, causing potentially hazardous conditions for road travel, especially on bridges and overpasses. Additionally, much of the state faces a marginal risk of excessive rainfall and flash flooding through Friday.
"As inclement weather works its way across Texas this week, TDEM and our state partners are taking necessary steps to prepare," said Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd. "Texans are urged to take safety precautions ahead of weather impacts to ensure protection of life and property. These steps include making an emergency plan, following instructions from local officials, and monitoring local weather forecasts."
At the direction of the Governor, TDEM has placed the following state emergency response resources on standby to support weather response operations if needed:
Texans can access weather safety tips by visiting TexasReady.gov, check road conditions at DriveTexas.org, locate warming centers at tdem.texas.gov/warm and obtain flood tracking information at TexasFlood.org.