Authorities Urge Cold Weather Caution
Low temperatures are expected to dip well below freezing this weekend in the Sacramento Valley, and emergency services managers are urging caution …
Thursday, January 11, 2007
If you remember the heat
related deaths of last summer, Bill Martin, Emergency Services Manager
for Yolo County says similar precautions and vigilance are needed
with the onset of cold weather.
The elderly and the people who don’t have the mobility
or may be living in sub standard housing, where they don’t have the amount of
heat required need to be a little more cautious, and certainly the friends and
relatives or even neighbors should feel inclined to check on their elderly
neighbors and relatives to make sure they are properly cared for.
Martin also encourages
citizens to make sure pets and livestock are adequately protected from the cold
and that outdoor pipes containing water are properly secured and drained. Special care should be taken with portable
heat sources, especially units that emit carbon monoxide and have an open flame.
Brian Bahouth KXJZ News.