The City of Seabrook is working with area partners to ensure the safety of motorists and residents in anticipation of freezing temperatures moving into the region. Current predictions call for temperatures to drop and stay below freezing starting Thursday, December 22, 2022, and remain below freezing through Saturday, December 24, 2022.
Residents should prepare for the freezing temperatures by remembering the four “P’s”.
- People: Stay indoors and keep your family warm and check on any elderly family or neighbors that may need extra blankets, winterizing their homes or a warm place to stay. Remember If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs. Never use a propane heating source indoors.
- Pets: Dogs and cats get cold too. Bring them inside when temperatures drop to keep them healthy and safe. If they can’t come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can access unfrozen water.
- Plants: Either cover plants to keep them warm or bring them inside so they can flourish.
- Pipes: Cover exposed pipes to prevent freezing or breaks and disconnect hoses. Open cabinets to allow heat to warm up pipes under sinks. Residents may also consider allowing one faucet in their home, the one located farthest from the meter, to drip slowly when temperatures drop below freezing for prolonged periods. The constant drip relieves pressure that is building up in the pipes between the ice blockage and the faucet and helps to prevent them from bursting when the pipes begin to thaw.
The forecast is always subject to change. Please follow the National Weather Service for updates and additional information.