Protecting Pipes, Plants & Pets

By Barak Shapiro – bio|email

Shreveport, La (KSLA) –We have our first freeze warning for the entire Ark-La-Tex tonight.  Temperatures are expected to fall into the upper 20's and lower 30's.  The Caddo Animal Shelter wants to remind to you not to forget about your pets.  Bring them in tonight.

Also don't forget to bring in your sensitive plants.  Foster Cook, owner of Akin's Nursery says this is a good time to clean your plants as well.  You can remove bugs that might try to hibernate for the winter on your plants.

Lastly, Frank Cornell of Cornell Plumbing says this is the time where you want to protect your pipes.  He says to wrap them in a styrofom casing.  If you don't have that then paper or cloth will do.  He tells KSLA News 12 the goal is to stop the wind and cold air from reaching your pipes.

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