Batten Down the Hatches - Freezing Weather Ahead

Batten Down the Hatches – Freezing Weather Ahead

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The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a hard freeze watch along and north of I-10 for Tuesday night Wednesday morning. A Freeze Watch has been issued south of I-10.

During freezing weather in Southeast Texas, remember the following to protect your home and pets:

  • Insulate exterior pipes that run along outer walls to prevent freezing
  • Know how to shut off water valves in the event a pipe bursts
  • Provide adequate shelter to keep pets warm and ensure they have access to unfrozen water and food
  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove, or charcoal-burning device inside or in any partially enclosed area
  • Never use a gas stove/oven for a heating source – this could cause carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Keep space heaters AT LEAST three feet from all objects
  • Never use an extension cord with a space heater.
  • Test smoke alarms and replace batteries before re-installing
  •  Have a flashlight and blankets in place in the event of power failures

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