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Cold Weather Preparations

Sub-Zero temperatures are possible in Central PA and that poses a whole different danger than a normal snow storm.
EBENSBURG, CAMBRIA COUNTY - Sub-Zero temperatures are possible in Central PA and that poses a whole different danger than a normal snow storm.

If you have to be outside in the cold cover up as much skin as you can. On a windy night, frostbite can start affecting exposed skin quickly.

Even if you waited till now prep your home for sub zero temperatures there are still things you can do to prevent major and expensive damages. First open the cabinets under your sink and any where there are pipes. This will let warm air get to them and keep them from freezing.

If your pipes are up against an external wall, experts also recommend letting your faucet drip just a little bit. The running water is less likely to freeze than if it is completely shut off.

People also start adding to their heat with things like space heaters. Don't leave them unattended. And don't operate generators inside.

Also resist the temptation to lower the thermostat at night. It costs a little more to keep your house warm around the clock, but it's less expensive than replacing pipes or cleaning up the damage.
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