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Central Texans prepare for possible winter weather

Posted at 10:26 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 23:26:08-05

Central Texans are expecting cold and rainy weather Wednesday, and they aren't taking any chances when it comes to preparation.

"Tonight I'm going to bring in all my ferns on my porch, all my fruit trees. I teach for a living, so tomorrow I know we can't go out for recess if it's, you know, 40 or below,” said Margaret Horn of Killeen.

She is not alone. First responders are also keeping a watchful eye on the weather.

City of Temple officials said they are monitoring weather in the area, with several city departments already preparing in case freezing temperatures and icy conditions hit.

“Monitoring the weather just gives us kind of a play-by-play update in the event that it turns out worse than expected,” said Santos Soto , Public Information Officer for Temple Fire & Rescue.

He also offered a piece of advice for those staying indoors.

"If you heat your house with a space heater, we'd like to remind you to just kind of keep a three-foot area clear around that from anything that could burn or catch on fire," said Soto.

25 News also reached out to the Texas Department of Public Safety in Bell County. Officials said they are watching the weather hour by hour and their staff remains full and ready.

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