MOHSEP and Department of Agricultural preparing for cold night


We all feel it, it’s cold, but it’s only going to get colder.

“It’s a refresher for most of us, like, hey yeah, it does get cold in South Louisiana.”

Tuesday night, it’s all hands on deck at the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

“We have our department of public work crews on standby. We already have trucks filled with sand, um, in case we need. “

Clay Rives, Director of MOHSEP said, when preparing for Tuesday’s frigid night, act now.

“We’re hoping more folks have already prepared for this” said Rives.

The Department of Agriculture’s Commissioner, Mike Strain, said, people should keep in mind the “what if.”

“We could lose power whenever we have these severe conditions so thank about what’s going to happen. Make sure you have enough food in the covert and make sure you have some alternative source of heat if at all possible” said Strain

People should also be cautious of how they use fireplaces and space heaters. Lastly, remember to protect your pipes as they could freeze during times like this.

“It is a risk if your pipes aren’t wrapped and they are exposed during a cold snap like this.”

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