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Cold causes pipe in Tampa apartment complex to break


TO STAY UP-TO-DATE ON THE COLD WEATHER AND FRIGID TEMPERATURES, AND HIS LATEST FORECAST, DOWNLOAD THE WEATHER’S APP, FOR STORM TEAM 8.>THERE IS ALWAYS THE CHANCE THAT WATER PIPES COULD BURST WHEN IT DROPS, BUT YOU CAN PREVENT THE PROBLEMS, OUR TEAM COVERAGE CONTINUES, LIVE IN TAMPA, YOU HATE TO THINK ABOUT THE WATER PIPES BURSTING, SO MANY PROBLEMS FOLLOW. Reporter: YOU ARE RIGHT, BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS, WE DON’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT VERY MUCH HERE, IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD, BUT IT DOES PRESENT — PREVENT A — PRESENT A PROBLEM, AND APARTMENT COMPLEX IN TAMPA, HAD THAT PROBLEM, AND REALLY, WHEN WAS THE ISSUE. — WIND. KNOW THIS IS NOT SOME UNIQUE WATER FOUNTAIN, IT IS POURING DOWN FROM THE FOURTH FLOOR, AFTER A PIPE BURST. OH, NO. Reporter: INSIDE SOME APARTMENTS, MAJOR DAMAGE, PEOPLE DUMPING OUT WATER AND DRYING OUT CLOTHING ALL MORNING LONG, THE COLD WEATHER AND THE WIND ARE TO BLAME. IF IT IS AN EXPOSED AREA, DO WHAT YOU CAN TO COVER IT. Reporter: HE TOLD ME THIS IS NOT UNUSUAL. WIND IS A COOLING FACTOR, WHEN YOU ARE TAKING IT OUT, 40, 40 DEGREES, YOU ARE RUNNING IT 30 MILES PER HOUR, IT WILL BE COLDER. SO IT CAN ACTUALLY FREEZING AREA, OR FREEZE AGAINST THE WALL FASTER, WITH ITS NORMAL AREA. Reporter: THESE APARTMENT DWELLERS COULD PREVENT THIS, THERE ARE THINGS THAT HOMEOWNERS CAN DO TO LESSEN THE CHANCES OF IT HAPPENING TO THEM. BEING A DETECTIVE IN YOUR OWN HOME. Reporter: OTHER TIPS, INCLUDE, OPENING KITCHEN CABINETS, AND WHEN IT IS VERY COLD, LET THE COLD WATER DRIP. FLOWING WATER IS HARDER TO FREEZE THAN STAGNANT WATER. Reporter: KEEPING THAT IN MIND, THE OLD ADAGE IS, THE BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD OFFENSE, TAKE AS MANY PRECAUTIONS AS POSSIBLE, WE PUT A LIST OF A LOT OF THINGS YOU CAN DO TO KEEP YOUR PIPES FROM FREEZING UP AND BURSTING, ON HER WEBSITE, WFLA.COM. PEOPLE FROM UP NORTH KNOW

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