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Mesquite, TX – February 12, 2021 – With freezing temperatures expected to continue throughout the weekend and into early next week, the City of Mesquite wants to remind residents to protect the three P’s: People, Pets and Pipes.
First, it’s important to secure your home and protect your pipes from freezing. Here are a few precautions that will help residents decrease the chances of having plumbing problems.
All pet owners are reminded that dogs may not be left outside when a Freeze Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. Remember, if it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet. It is also against the animal ordinance to keep animals tethered outside. Please view the amended animal ordinance at www.cityofmesquite.com/AnimalOrdinance for more information. To report abuse, please call Mesquite Animal Services at 972-216-6283.
Most importantly, residents are urged to prepare in case there is a disruption in services due to the inclement weather. There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for most of the area from Saturday morning until Monday evening. Residents are encouraged to prepare for the weather by:
Atomos Energy also offered the following Cold Weather Safety Advisory:
If you think you smell gas, act fast. Leave the area immediately and from a safe distance all 911 and the Atmos Energy emergency number: 866-322-8667. Learn more at atmosenergy.com/wintersafety.