Getting Ready for Winter Weather in the Lowcountry

January 2, 2018, 7:19 pm EST | Share:

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WTAT-TV) — You are probably making sure your home is cold-weather-ready, but if you still need any supplies, you should expect to wait.

Local hardware stores have been crowded all day. When we got to the True Value hardware store in Mount Pleasant they were down to their last few heaters.

They are sold out of firewood but have plenty of chainsaws if you want to cut your own.

Backflow covers are also scarce.

One shopper told us his main concern as this cold weather storm approaches is his water pipes.

“I don’t want my pipes to burst and water to go all over the house,” said Digit Matheny. “So I’m just making sure we have the house insulated so we don’t experience any problems. Plumbers are hard to get to come out at ten o’clock at night or eleven if it burst at night.”

Matheny says he’s had a pipe burst in his home before and he won’t let that happen again.