Sheriff-Elect Gary Driskell and the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputies have been briefed on the updated forecast by the National Weather Service in Lake Charles.
𝗞𝗲𝘆 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵e 𝘂𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲:
We will have below-freezing temperatures Monday night into Wednesday. It should warm up to above-freezing temps during the daytime hours.
The chance for freezing drizzle is minimal for our area, but technically possible. The greatest possibility will be from the hours of 9 pm to 1 am tonight.
With the temperatures and wind, there is a possibility of some slick spots on elevated roadways. Our deputies will be checking those elevated roadways during the night.
With these cold temperatures, we still recommend taking time to prepare.
Take some time to make preparations by wrapping your outside faucets, locating your water shut-off valve, checking your heater, and other preparations.
𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗣’𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗪𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻…
𝗣𝗘𝗢𝗣𝗟𝗘- check on your neighbors and family members, especially our ” Seasoned Citizens,” anyone with health issues or that may need any assistance with preparations.
𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗬- as stated above, take care to winterize your home. Think about fueling your vehicle, checking the antifreeze level in your vehicle, and getting any supplies you might need.
𝗣𝗘𝗧𝗦- Prepare to bring your pets inside, at least during the coldest times during the overnight hours.
𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗦- Plants in pots need to be moved inside. Some outdoor plants may need to be covered with a plastic covering.