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NOLA Ready
Monday November 11th, 2019 :: 05:24 p.m. EST


Freeze Plan Activated

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"Feels like" temps below mid 20s tomorrow. Take precautions to protect people, pets, plants & pipes during cold weather, using these tips:

Stay warm

  • Stay inside in heat during extreme cold.
  • If you are homeless, seek shelter. During extreme cold, the citywide freeze plan will offer free shelter for homeless residents.
  • If you have to go outside, wear layers, a hat & gloves and carry a cell phone.
  • Check on neighbors, children, the elderly & chronically ill to make sure they are okay.
  • Bring pets and plants inside.

Practice fire safety & prepare your home

  • Never leave space heaters unattended.
  • Never use a stove or an oven to heat your home.
  • Check your smoke & carbon monoxide detectors to be sure they are working.
  • Have a fire extinguisher and know how to use it.

Shelter for the homeless 

  • The freeze plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless residents.
  • The public is asked to call the New Orleans Police Department non-emergency number, 504-821-2222, to report someone in need of shelter.
  • For a list of free shelters, visit or call 3-1-1.
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