During very cold and inclement weather keep in touch with family and friends in case of a power outage. Protect your pipes during a hard freeze. Idenify and mark your main water valve shut off. Be sure all outdoor faucets are porperly protected and wrapped to remain insulated. Open cabinet doors to insure warm air flow around indoor pipes. If you need to thaw your pipes go slow. Turn water back on slowly and look for any leaks that may have happened during freezing.