Winter has finally made an appearance in North Florida!
When it gets this chilly outside, there are a number of actions to take in order to keep your family, friends, pets, and plants safe.
Here are four of them.
Bring your pets inside
These cool temperatures are harmful to people and animals alike if not adequately prepared for them.
Bring your pets – dogs, cats, rabbits – inside to keep them safe from the freezing weather.
Leave the water running
To avoid water pipes freezing over and malfunctioning, letting the water run might be helpful.
Leaving your water dripping or trickling can combat the water pipes outside getting frozen over.
Bring your plants inside
Remember to bring your plants inside if they cannot withstand these temperatures.
Covering your garden with sheets or blankets can help keep them from getting damaged by the wind and ice as well.
Have ice scrapers on hand
Given that these freezing temperatures are so rare in North Florida, you may not have an ice scraper on hand for when you need to clean off your car windshield before heading to work or school.
Invest in an ice scraper so that your morning commute is safe – and begins on time.
Cristi McKee – Guest Column