Thank you The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) for covering our Hurricane Preparedness event last week. We’re hoping for an uneventful 2018 hurricane season, but if storms do threaten Livingston Parish, we will be ready.
Before public water systems were in place, if there was a fire, the water department would come out and drill for water, Fire pump suctions, often hand pumps would be lowered into the well hole. When done, they would plug it off with a wooden peg, often Cypress wood so it would be available the next time
The term "fire plug" dates from the early 1800s, when water mains were made from wood. The fire department (usually volunteers) would head out to the fire, dig up the cobbles down to the main, then chop into the main so that they could place the hoses from their pumpers.
Hurricane season has officially begun, as of June 1. Weather patterns are out of our control, but hurricane preparedness is something we can and should manage. And now is the perfect time to do so! Follow these steps to keep your family safe.
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It’s summer and the perfect time for those family and friend BBQs by the pool! Before you spark up the grill at your summer get-together, check out these BBQ safety tips to help protect you, your guests and your home.
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