Dangerously Cold Windchills Overnight

Tonight as the temperature begins to fall, wind chills will reach the -15 to -30*F overnight and into Tuesday.  These temperatures are dangerous to be out in.  Exposed skin can become frost bit in just 10-15 minutes.  Here are some helpful safety tips to follow:

  1. Be sure to bring your pets indoors so they are sheltered from these dangerous wind chill temperatures.
  2. Check on your neighbors and loved one to ensure they have heat and are okay in their homes.
  3. If you are using a space heater to supplement heat in your home, be sure to give it 3′ in all directions from flammable materials.
  4. Do not use an oven or stove top for supplemental heat, nor use outdoor items such as a grill for heat.
  5. Leave a trickle of water running in your sink to prevent freezing pipes.
  6. Limit out door activites to just a couple of minutes and be sure to cover all skin.
  7. When traveling, be sure to have a fully charged cellular phone and let family / friends know your route of travel and expected ETA.