Hernando was hit by a hard freeze Friday morning. In some areas, the temperature dipped into the mid to low 20's. It stayed below freezing for at least six hours and that is enough to damage many plants and trees.
Across the area, people covered their vulnerable plants with sheets, blankets, and boxes, in the hopes of retaining enough heat to prevent major damage to the plants. Other people ran their sprinklers to protect their plants with warm water.