As temperatures continue to drop, an area hardware store owner says space heaters are in big demand.
Space heaters are advertised outside the Chipley Ace Hardware Store whether they're electric, gas or kerosene. Retailers are having difficulty keeping them in stock. Residents are looking to stay warm during this blast of Artic weather.
Hardware store owner Seaborn Howell has just one heater left on the shelf, he says homeowners are also looking for pipe insulation. And other items to prevent freeze damage.
Several Northwest Florida residents say they're looking forward to spring. They hope this will mark the end of the really cold air for the season.
Experts do advise "extreme caution" for anyone using space heaters during severely cold weather.
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Source: www.nfpa.org (National Fire Protection Agency Web site) contributed to this report.
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