Freeze Warning: Tonight Thru Wed. (Check the 4 P’s)
People, Pets, Plants & Pipes
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) –According to the National Weather Service of Nashville, a Freeze warning is in effect for tonight thru Wednesday. Most locations will get down to 32° or below tonight, but probably not everyone. Tomorrow night, we’re expecting temperatures in the 20s across the entire mid-state, and again Wednesday night, for that matter. So the rest of the week is going to be quite cold. Gusty winds at times, with gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon and evening. The gusty winds will make temps feel even colder.
Tonight into Tuesday morning and again Tuesday night into Wednesday morning
Freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation, and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
What to Do:
Prepare ahead of time. What do you prepare? The 4 P’s:
People – Check on vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and children
Pets – Bring them inside!
Plants – Cover sensitive plants that must remain outside
Pipes – Drip your faucets
Check On Elderly Neighbors:
Be sure to check on elderly neighbors to make sure their heating systems are working properly and no extension cords are being used with electric heaters.
If you have exposed pipes, be sure to allow at least one faucet to trickle to prevent pipes from freezing. It’s best to pick a faucet that’s furthest from the water source coming into the home. If you are not sure you can always trickle more than one sink. Be sure to only trickle the water and make sure the drain is clear and open.
With low temperatures continuing over several days, homes and pipes can become cold-saturated so the risk of freezing pipes increases over time.
The low temps can also stress animals. Pets should be brought in or adequate thermal shielding should be provided. *The current cold temperatures will produce wind chills in the teens.
If you must travel… Keep an extra flashlight, blanket… Food… And water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Dry and mild conditions quickly make a comeback by
mid-week. No rain in the forecast after today for at least the next 7 days.
Cold Weather Shelter:
My Father’s House Mission Robertson County will be opening soon. My Father’s House is a cold weather shelter from November 1st thru March that provides temporary housing for the homeless and displaced. They are located at 101 10th Avenue East, Springfield. (MAP)
All guests at My Father’s House are checked in each night beginning at 5:00 pm. The first night we do run a check on the National Sex Offender’s Registry.
No one on the registry is allowed to stay at the shelter. We also follow all guidelines for COVID-19.
There are people out there who might have inadequate heating; their power or water might have been cut off; they are living out of their car or moving from relative to relative.
SAVE THIS NUMBER- IF YOU SEE SOMEONE IN NEED CALL 615-992-1547
Guests are provided a hot meal that is prepared and served by our volunteers. A nightly devotional follows the meals and then the guests are given time to relax or take a shower before preparing for bed.
Guests are awakened at 6:00 a.m. to prepare to leave for the day. Breakfast is prepared and served by our volunteers. Some mornings it may be something that they can carry with them, either hot or cold.
Volunteers are always needed.
Training of the volunteers is essential and mandatory. We may provide more during the season if necessary.
Areas to Volunteer
• Volunteers to do the nightly check-ins from 5:00 p.in. until 6:00 p.in. Volunteers to prepare a hot meal for our guests and to stay. We encourage these volunteers to stay and help serve the meal as well as to visit with our guests.
• Volunteers to share a nightly devotional around 6:30 pm. We encourage you to keep the devotional short, approximately 15 minutes.
• Volunteers to bring breakfast items for the next morning
• Volunteers to stay overnight as chaperones. We need both a male and female every night. These volunteers would arrive no later than 8:00 p.m. and would be expected to stay until 8:00 a.m. They stay alert during the night and get our guests up in the morning, straighten up and secure the facility
My Father’s House Mission will help individuals see their worth in the eyes of Jesus Christ as they find their purpose and how to achieve it.
We will show the love of Jesus, respect each other, share what we know, engage to show we care and maintain integrity with strong moral principles. Website
Monetary donations are always appreciated and greatly needed. Donations may be mailed to PO Box 973, Springfield, TN 37172
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will
give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
My Father’s House:
101 10th Avenue East Springfield, TN 37172
Email: [email protected]
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