Thu. Jun 8th, 2023

With freezing temperatures expected at night over the next few evenings in our area, Clark County officials are offering advice to residents to help them deal with the onset of winter weather in the Las Vegas Valley.
“Freezing temperatures in Southern Nevada can take people by surprise this time of year,” said Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Billy Samuels, who oversees Clark County’s Office of Emergency Management. “Keep any flammable items at least three feet away from heating equipment such as furnaces, fireplaces, or portable space heaters. If you are traveling to the mountains or a remote area, have an emergency kit in your car that includes water, extra food and blankets and items such as an ice scraper, tire chains and jumper cables.”
To monitor weather conditions, go to the National Weather Service’s website at and click on the map for Southern Nevada.  A temperature of 32 degrees or less in the desert can damage vegetation and freeze pipes causing them to burst. Clark County’s Building Department encourages residents to take steps each fall to winterize their homes and pools to prevent pipes from freezing when overnight temperatures drop. Cold temperatures also can result in frostbite and hypothermia.  The Fire Department has cold weather tips posted in the general safety information section of its website at Key recommendations for dealing with winter weather in our region include:
Winterize Your Home
Heat Your Home Safely
Dress Warmly to Avoid Frostbite
Pets & Cold Weather
Winter Driving & Car Tips & Mount Charleston Area Visitation


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