Utility outages force parents to bathe kids in giant seafood boiler

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How do you like your children cooked?

Despite significant damages following extreme winter weather, a family in Louisiana has managed to survive the storm by tossing their kids in a giant stockpot outside their home — for bathing, of course.

The Harper family has found themselves without water since Wednesday as rolling power outages caused by ice and snow have impacted local water-pumping stations in Shreveport, where Marie and Marshall live with their five young children. Marie, a pediatrician, told The Post it’s down to “a trickle” at the moment.

As a result, some locals have turned to harvesting snow in lieu of turning on the tap. Shreveport residents also remain under a boil advisory until Friday.

That’s where the family’s giant stockpot came in handy — for something other than boiling seafood.

“A very staple item for people to have around here is this giant crawfish pot,” said Marie, 36, who began using their boiler apparatus to warm large amounts of water for bathing and other uses. She said she and her husband, 38, were “bored and laughing” at the thought of dunking their small children in the pots for their daily baths.


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