Calcasieu Sheriff says office is prepared for cold weather - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Calcasieu Sheriff says office is prepared for cold weather

The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Lake Charles, LA – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has put precautionary emergency measures in place for the protection of the citizens of Calcasieu Parish in the event of potential problems associated with the extremely cold weather conditions predicted to hit our parish beginning tonight.

"The most important thing to do is to get you, your family and your home ready now," says Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  "Preparation is the key."

Sheriff Mancuso advises people to remember to protect the "four P's" – people, pets, pipes and plants.  In some parts of the parish there may be power outages, so he recommends, just as in preparing for a hurricane, you have a flashlight, extra batteries, 3 day supply of non-perishable food, water (one gallon per person, per day), extra bedding, first aid kit, and 3 day supply of your prescription medication.

Sheriff Mancuso also advises the road conditions will be adversely affected by the cold weather and he asks people to stay off the roads as much as possible.  The Sheriff's Office will have extra patrols on the roads to assist the public with any potential problems associated with the extreme weather conditions.  

Finally, Sheriff Mancuso says, "We're here to help you.  Call the Sheriff's Office at 491-3605 if you need assistance. We, at the Sheriff's Office, are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst."

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