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Preparations for Freezing Temps


SHERMAN, TX -- With a freeze warning in effect, there are important things you need to do to get prepared.  KTEN's Chris Severy reports. 

It's all about the four "P's" on a nights like this.  People, pets, plants and pipes.  Make sure people have some kind of heat source and a way to stay warm.  If you do keep pets outside, bring them in; if not in the house then at least inside the garage or other structure.  And as always, make sure they have access to food and water.  If you can bring plants inside, do that, or at the very least cover them with a blanket.  And then your pipes.  Several products are available from a simple cover that will go over the faucet and help hold some of the heat from the house, to heating coils and pipe wrap.  Also remember to disconnect your hose from the faucet.  The last thing you want is any water freezing in there.