Hard Freeze Watch issued for Southwest Louisiana - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Hard Freeze Watch issued for Southwest Louisiana

The following is text from the National Weather Service. A Hard Freeze Watch has been issued for all of the parishes of Southwest Louisiana. The watch is effective for Thursday night into Friday morning...

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
744 AM CST WED JAN 6 2010

...HARD FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

AN ARCTIC AIRMASS IS ON THE WAY FOR THE END OF THE WEEK.
PEOPLE...PIPES...PETS...AND PLANTS WILL NEED PROTECTION IN THESE
FRIGID CONDITIONS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A HARD
FREEZE WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING. THE HARD FREEZE WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 AM CST
THIS MORNING.

|A HARD FREEZE WATCH HAS BEEN POSTED FOR ALL AREAS WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF THE IMMEDIATE COASTLINE FOR THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING. MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO
MIDDLE 20S BY SUNRISE FRIDAY MORNING.

RESIDENTS NEED TO TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS FOR THESE VERY
COLD TEMPERATURES. PREPARATIONS SHOULD BEGIN NOW FOR THESE
FREEZING COLD TEMPERATURES. BE SURE TO WRAP EXPOSED WATER PIPES
AND BRING IN OR COVER SENSITIVE VEGETATION TO PROTECT THEM FROM
THE UPCOMING HARD FREEZE. RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO USE EXTREME
CAUTION WHEN USING SPACE HEATERS...AND ENSURE THAT CLOTHING AND
OTHER FLAMMABLE OBJECTS ARE KEPT WELL AWAY TO PREVENT THEM FROM
CATCHING FIRE. BE SURE TO FREQUENTLY CHECK ON THE ELDERLY AND
ENSURE THAT THEY ARE WARM. IF POSSIBLE...BRING IN OUTDOOR PETS OR
PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION IF THEY REMAIN OUTDOORS. IF YOU HAVE
TO GO OUTSIDE...DRESS IN LAYERS AND WEAR GLOVES AND A HAT.

 

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