Winter Weather

WinterWeatherWarningVSWatchWhile South Louisiana is not known for having severe winter weather. During the winter months the area can experience low temperatures, strong winds, icing, sleeting, freezing rain, and the occasional snow.

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Before Winter Weather

  • Ensure your disaster supply kit is prepared for the winter, make sure to include warm clothes and extra blankets. 
  • Review your communication plan. Communicate with your family and neighbors about their winter preparedness actions.
  • Include your pets in your preparedness plan.
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During a Winter Storm

  • Stay inside; avoid slippery sidewalks and roadways if possible.
  • Don’t forget the 4 P’s:
    • Bring your Pets inside
    • Protect, cover or wrap your Pipes
    • Protect your Plants as necessary
    • Keep People warm by dressing layers
  • Practice caution while utilizing heaters and fireplaces.
  • Use the BuddySystem™ to check on your neighbors, friends, and family.
  • Monitoring your local weather radio and TV stations.
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