By American Red Cross, South Plains Chapter | Posted By James Clark - email
LUBBOCK, Texas, January 31, 2011—Bone chilling temperatures will move into the South Plains on Monday and are expected to linger for several days. Forecasters say temperatures will plunge into the single digits with dangerously low wind chills as low as 15 to 20 degrees below zero. American Red Cross urges everyone to be safe and prepare as much as possible.
"There is usually an increase in home fires at this time of year because of the increased use of space heaters and the use of ovens to stay warm," said Bill Curnow, Chairman of the South Plains Regional Chapter. "We have steps people can follow to stay warm and reduce their risk of starting a fire in their home."
Heat Your Home Safely
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