BATON ROUGE, LA — Tuesday, November 12, 2019 — According to The National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans, our area will be under a Hard Freeze Warning beginning at 8:00 p.m. tonight through 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Temperatures will drop as low as 23-25 degrees overnight. There are currently no forecasts for rain today and tomorrow. Beginning around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, temperatures should begin warming up as the sun rises. The NWS is forecasting sunny weather tomorrow, with highs in the lower 50s and lows in the 30s.
Mayor Broome advises all residents to be prepared for the upcoming cold temperatures. “Take this time to check supplies and make all necessary preparations for cold weather overnight. Remember to include your family, pets, pipes and plants in your plans. Use caution when operating heaters and fireplaces. Keep heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn. Together, let’s all make our personal preparations to help prevent emergencies and keep East Baton Rouge Parish Red Stick Ready.”
The East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP), in coordination with Mayor Broome’s Office, are continuously monitoring the latest forecast. First responders, public works crews and emergency stakeholders are all making cold weather preparations to protect the safety of East Baton Rouge Parish. Residents are urged to use the following Red Stick Ready Cold Weather Tips when preparing their homes, family and pets for the upcoming cold temperatures:
Red Stick Ready Cold Weather Tips:
- Check your family disaster supply kits to ensure it is prepared for the cold weather.
- Communicate with your family and neighbors.
- Dress in layers to keep yourself warm during the cold weather.
- Pets should be brought inside your home when possible.
- Protect, cover or wrap your pipes.
- Protect your plants as necessary.
- Ensure proper ventilation for fuel-burning equipment.
- Refuel heating sources outside.
- Test your smoke detectors.
For more information contact MOHSEP at (225) 389-2100, follow us @RedStickReady on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and download the Red Stick Ready mobile application — free on Apple and Android devices by searching "Red Stick Ready".