Freezing Weather Overnight in Shelby County

November 12, 2019 - According to the National Weather Service weather forecast, temperatures this evening and tonight will be below freezing across the Shelby County area until around 9am Wednesday morning.

  • Wrap all exposed pipes located outside or in unheated areas
  • Remove garden hoses from outside faucets and insulate outside faucets
  • Cover vents around the foundation of your home
  • Take care of plants and animals outside
  • Check on elderly friends and family to ensure they have proper heating sources

Space heater safety

  • Place heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn
  • Locate space heaters out of high traffic areas and doorways where they may pose a tripping hazard
  • Plug space heaters directly into a wall outlet. Do not use an extension cord or power strip which could overheat and result in a fire
  • Do not plug any other electical devices into the same outlet as the heater
  • Place space heaters on level, flat surfaces. Never place heaters on cabinets, tables, furniture, or carpet, which can overheat and start a fire.