There are a few steps that you can undertake to make sure you are ready for extreme weather conditions. We've made a small checklist of things you can do to make sure you are prepared in the event of an emergency.
Frostbite can occur when the skin and body tissue just beneath it freezes. Be on the lookout for signs of frostbite, such as loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities (fingers, toes, ears, face, tip of the nose)
Hypothermia can occur when body temperature is dangerously low. Signs of hypothermia include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion.
Drive only when it is absolutely necessary, and make sure to let someone know your destination, route, and expected arrival.
After the Storm
If your home loses power or heat for more than a few hours or if you do not have adequate supplies to stay warm in your home overnight, you may want to go to a Designated Public Shelter if you can get there safely. Listen to the radio or follow social media to locate the closest shelter.
Bring any personal items that you would need to spend the night (such as toiletries and medicines). Take precautions when traveling to the shelter. Dress warmly in layers, wear boots, mittens, and a hat.
Continue to protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.