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Tips to Keep You Safe as Temperatures Drop Below Freezing

Post Date:01/03/2014 9:45 AM
During cold weather, Mount Prospect residents should take the following precautions:*

•Stay indoors as much as possible and limit your exposure to the cold
•Dress in layers and keep dry
•Check on family, friends, and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance
•Know the symptoms of cold-related health issues, such as frostbite and hypothermia, and seek medical attention if health conditions are severe
•Bring your pets indoors or ensure they have a warm shelter area with unfrozen water.
•Make sure your vehicle has an emergency kit that includes an ice scraper, blanket and flashlight – and keep the fuel tank above half full.

For more information and tips on being ready for winter weather and extreme cold temperatures, click here

*Winter tips provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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