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Anderson Co. Wants Homes To Stay Warm, Safe As Temps Dip

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Record lows are hitting the Upstate and everyone is advised to stay inside and safe. Emergency officials hope to prevent house fires and frozen pipes. Record lows are hitting the Upstate and everyone is advised to stay inside and safe. Emergency officials hope to prevent house fires and frozen pipes.
Cots Set Up At Anderson Civic Center Cots Set Up At Anderson Civic Center
Cots set up at Anderson Civic Center waiting for shelter to open. Cots set up at Anderson Civic Center waiting for shelter to open.
ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. -

Record lows are hitting the Upstate and everyone is advised to stay inside and safe. Emergency officials hope to prevent house fires and frozen pipes.

Anderson County Emergency Services will open a shelter Monday night at 6 p.m. at the Anderson County Civic Center. Emergency Services Coordinator Taylor Jones says they’re trying to prevent people from using alternate heating sources.  Click here to see a list of other shelters that will be open in the Upstate.

Jones says kerosene heaters and heating homes with ovens or stoves can cause house fires.

The Red Cross says keeping the thermostat set at the same temperature might cost more but they say it will help keep pipes in the home from freezing and bursting. They also recommend allowing water to drip from a faucet to keep water moving through your pipes.

Anyone needing a warm place Monday night can go to the Anderson County Civic Center. Pets are welcome. If you need a ride call (864)260-4444.

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