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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
The first cold fronts that roll into Texas usually begin mid- to late-October. And they’re usually welcome, since they break the summer’s stifling heat and bring relief for those suffering under high summer humidity. But they should also serve as a cue to start our winter preparedness.
INFLUENZA (THE FLU)
Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Anyone can get the flu (even healthy people), and serious problems related to the flu can happen at any age, but some people are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications if they get sick.
REGION 5 WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS
Due to a strong El Niño weather pattern, the National Weather Service is predicting a wetter and colder than normal winter for Texas. A wetter and colder winter could mean more snow, more ice or maybe just more rain.
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