With extreme cold temperatures expected to hit our region Monday, emergency management officials are urging the public to use caution.
From 1 p.m. Monday through 10 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service says to expect temperatures in the single digits and as low as -15 degrees. With wind chill factored in, the NWS says it could feel as cold as -45 degrees in higher elevations and closer to -25 in lower elevations.
The Mt. Lebanon Emergency Management Agency is working to ensure the public’s safety during the extreme cold. The Mt. Lebanon Emergency Operations Center has been activated and will monitor conditions. A warming shelter will be established at the Public Safety Building if the need arises.
These anticipated low temperatures can be dangerous, especially
for children and the elderly. It is extremely important to stay inside and to check on elderly neighbors. Keep animals inside. Keep your cell phone fully charged, especially if traveling. If you cannot safely maintain heat inside of your home call the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department at 412-343-3402.
Frozen pipes can lead to a big mess. Allow a small trickle of water to run overnight, preferably through a faucet on an outside wall. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets so warmer air can circulate below the sinks. Know the locations of your shut-off valves, in case a pipe bursts.
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