Local officials say be prepared for freezing temps

Local officials say be prepared for freezing temps
Insulating your pipes should help protect them from the freezing temps.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - With the colder weather heading our way, Chatham Emergency Services officials are sharing some advice to help people stay safe and warm.

Luckily, January is National Winter Weather Preparedness Month, and CES has been rolling out useful winter weather preparedness information all month long.

The WTOC First Alert Weather Team says we don’t have to worry about the white stuff this time, but colder temperatures are headed this way and citizens should prepare now.

Remember to let your faucets drip overnight to keep your pipes from freezing. Insulation could also help; just take old newspapers and/or rags and wrap them around your pipes. Also, dress in layers on Wednesday and make sure to check on those who are younger and older in age.

Those with Chatham Emergency Services say those who use a space heater to help keep them warm should make sure the space heater is in good condition and never leave it unattended.

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