Winter Weather

In the event of Winter Weather with temperatures below 32° F for several hours: Follow the 5 P’s

  • Protect People: Dress in warm layers and wear a hat and gloves. Stay out of the wind and stay dry. Also, remember to check on young children and the elderly who are the most sensitive to cold weather.
  • Protect Pets: Bring outdoor pets inside or give them a warm shelter to stay in.
  • Protect Plants: Cover cold-sensitive plants to protect them.
  • Protect Pipes: Cover pipes and allow outdoor faucets to slowly drip to prevent freezing and breaking.
  • Practice Fire Safety: Only use safe heating sources indoors. Use space heaters according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


UF Department of Emergency Management (UFDEM)


NWS – Winter Safety – Winter Weather

Version Date: February 2024