City and County Advise Residents To Prepare For Predicted Freezing Temperatures
01/11/2007

In response to predicted freezing temperatures due to sweep into the Fresno County area early today, that are expected to result in frigid mornings and much below normal afternoon temperatures for the coming weekend, the City and County provide the following information for residents:

Indoor Safety

  • Do NOT bring heating devices into the home that are intended for outdoor use, such as barbecues and other cooking equipment or other fuel burning devices. These items can produce deadly carbon monoxide.
  • Do NOT use your stovetop or oven as a primary source of heat.

Outdoor Precautions

  • Insulate any water lines that run along exterior walls to avoid breakage. 
  • Pet Care - bring them indoors. If you cannot bring them inside, provide adequate shelter to keep them warm and make sure that they have access to unfrozen water.

Personal Safety

  • Recognize symptoms of over-exposure to the cold.
  • Confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and shivering are signs of hypothermia. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately. 
  • As the elderly are more susceptible to cold temperatures, take the initiative to check in on your older family members and neighbors.

City community centers will be operating as Warming Centers from 7:00pm until 7:00am at the following locations:

  • Frank H. Ball, 760 Mayor Avenue (Inyo and A), Fresno 
  • Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler (Butler & Maple Avenues), Fresno
  • Pinedale Community Center, 7170 N. San Pablo (SE corner of Spruce and San Pablo), Pinedale


Residents seeking warmth in a City Warming Shelter can ride the City FAX bus FREE of charge to the nearest warming center.

Contact 559.621.CITY (2489) to report broken water pipes.
For more information on preparing for emergencies, visit the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Web site at www.oes.ca.gov. For health-related information, visit the Department of Health Services Web site at www.dhs.ca.gov.

Contact:
Gayle Surabian, Fresno County Public Information Officer – 488-1710
Rhonda Jorn, City of Fresno Public Affairs Manager – 621-7777

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