Lowndes Co. officials warn residents to prepare for temperature drop

Posted at 4:33 PM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 12:50:05-05

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - Lowndes County officials are sending out reminders and precautions to community members.

Spokeswoman Paige Dukes says it's time to practice heat safety again. Dukes says to make sure that all pets are indoors. Pet owners can and will be cited if their pet is found outdoors without adequate heat and shelter.

She adds that community members should check on their elderly relatives or friends to make sure they are prepared for the drop in temperatures.

"This is a good time again, to make sure that you are taking care of your pets. your pipes, your plants, or anyone that you know of that a friend, family, a neighbor, someone in your church, that may not have adequate heating," said Dukes. "If there's things that you can do to help those folks, that's great too."

For people who know someone who does not have adequate shelter, Dukes says to check the county website for a listing of shelters that will be open.