The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for parts of Southeast Louisiana, with temperatures expected to plummet as low as 25 degrees Fahrenheit.
Residents of areas affected by the freeze warning should be prepared for a drastic drop in temperatures. Parts of Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, and Washington parishes are expected to experience the low temperatures late Thursday night into Friday morning.
The cold weather is expected to cause an array of issues, including potential damage to vegetation and exposed pipes. Additionally, residents should be aware of the potential to experience hypothermia or frostbite.
The National Weather Service has warned residents to take the necessary precautions to avoid the hazards posed by the cold temperatures. Farmers are advised to take measures to protect their crops and livestock. Taking steps to prevent any damage to plants, such as covering them with blankets or bringing them indoors, is recommended.
Residents of the affected areas should also take precautionary measures to protect themselves from the cold. Wearing layers of warm clothing and limiting time outdoors are suggested. Homeowners should also ensure that their homes are adequately insulated and that any exposed pipes are wrapped in insulation.
The freeze warning is expected to remain in effect until Friday morning, when temperatures are expected to return to normal.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for parts of Southeast Louisiana, with temperatures projected to plunge to a frigid 25°F. Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, and Washington parishes are likely to endure the brunt of the cold weather late Thursday night into Friday morning.
The chill will likely entail a variety of problems, including damage to vegetation, exposed pipes, and the potential onset of hypothermia or frostbite. To minimize the risks posed by the plummeting temperatures, the NWS has suggested that affected residents take appropriate precautions. Farmers should actively seek to protect their crops and livestock, while all citizens should bundle up in multiple layers and limit their time spent outdoors. Furthermore, homeowners should inspect their dwellings for proper insulation and wrap any exposed pipes.
The freeze warning is predicted to remain in effect until Friday morning, when temperatures should return to normal.