Comal County Judge Declares Winter Weather Emergency
Comal County Judge Sherman Krause signed a Local Disaster Declaration for a “winter weather emergency” today as conditions continue to deteriorate in the area.
“We are taking all measures necessary to make sure Comal County is response-ready and safe,” said County Judge Sherman Krause. “We will work together, our community included, to safely get through these dangerous weather conditions. Please, stay home and off the roads right now.”
The declaration takes effect immediately and ends in seven business days unless continued or renewed by Commissioners Court.
Update: On Monday, New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman signed a similar declaration.
“Please stay home if you can and take care of your loved ones,” he said. “Check in with those who may be vulnerable to this extreme weather. We are working closely with our partners to ensure the safety of our residents and security of our infrastructure.
The declaration activates the City of New Braunfels Emergency Management Plan, which remains in effect for seven days unless extended by New Braunfels city council.
Comal County residents are urged to stay home and seek shelter, avoid driving, and take necessary measures to ensure the safety of people and animals in their care. The declaration states that severe weather has moved into the county and could lead to prolonged loss of electrical power, dangerous road surfaces and unsafe infrastructure.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas also urges all Texans to conserve power in their homes and businesses as much as possible during the extreme weather.
Residents can stay up to date with emergency information by visiting www.co.comal.tx.us and by checking the County’s Facebook and other social media pages.
Widespread snow is expected today and on Monday. Temperatures will drop into the single digits and teens by morning, with wind chills less than zero expected.
Residents are urged to stay off roadways as anyone stranded may not be helped for a prolonged period of time, Comal County Public Information Officer Cary Zayas said on Facebook.