Protecting the four Ps during winter weather

It'll be another night in the 30s across our entire area, prompting a FROST ADVISORY for all...
It'll be another night in the 30s across our entire area, prompting a FROST ADVISORY for all counties in the region.(Pixabay)
Updated: Feb. 12, 2021 at 5:41 AM CST
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NORTHWEST LOUISIANA (KSLA) - When dealing with extremely cold temperatures — it’s vital to remember the four Ps.

What are the four Ps? People, pets, pipes, and plants.

  • People: Make sure you dress very warmly in layers. Check on family members and neighbors who might be vulnerable to the cold temperatures — especially if they are older or disabled.
  • Pets: This one is simple and straight to the point — do not leave your pets outside in frigid conditions. Please bring them inside where it’s warmer.
  • Pipes: As a general rule, temperatures must drop 20 degrees or lower to cause pipes to freeze. Water freezing in pipes could expand, causing it to potentially burst, or at least block the flow. If you have exposed pipes outside your home, make sure they are insulated by using blankets or towels.
  • Plants: for the final P — this is easy — bring them inside to avoid frost damage.

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