Cold Weather/Winter Storm Preparedness 

Weather Related City Service Changes

There are currently no weather related City service changes.

Bellaire pools will remain closed when the temperature is below 44 degrees. 

Public safety services are available 24/7.  Please call 911 for an emergency or 713-668-0487 for non-emergency/after-hours calls.

If you are traveling this weekend or lose heat or power in your home during the cold weather, you might consider turning off the water in the house. Doing this may reduce the risk of damage to your home from a burst pipe. Fill a bathtub with fresh water before you shut off the valve. Don’t forget to open all faucets to drain the pipes, turn off and clear your irrigation system, and disconnect any hoses. 

Now is the time to prepare for cold weather. Here's a short message from our Mayor Gus Pappas.

Preparing for Cold Weather

During cold weather, remember to protect the “Four P’s”: People, Pets, Pipes, and Plants.


  • 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.


  • Prolonged exposure to the forecasted temperatures and wind may be fatal to unprotected animals and pets.
  • Bring pets inside and move other animals to sheltered areas.
  • Keep adequate food and water available.


  • Proper winterization of any exposed pipes/plumbing will be needed to prevent damage.
  • Disconnect outdoor hoses, drain and store them in a protected area.
  • Wrap exposed faucets and pipes - including those outside the house or in unheated crawl spaces, attics, garages, and other areas.
  • If leaving out of town or lose heat or power, shut off the main water supply and drain pipes to prevent damage should they burst.
  • Fill a bathtub with fresh water before shutting off the main water supply.


  • Bring potted plants inside or store them in a garage near the interior wall to provide extra warmth and protection from wind.
  • For cold-sensitive outdoor plants, put down extra mulch and consider covering them with a cloth fabric to shield them from wind and frost.
  • Tropical plants/vegetation will require maximum freeze protection.

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