Winter Storm Warning in Effect, Warming Locations Available
Prepare For Winter Storm Warnings
Winter weather can cause a variety of health and safety concerns. It is important to know how to protect yourself during these extremely cold months.
An important step is preparing your home to keep out the cold. This includes proper insulation, caulking, and weather stripping. Keep a supply of extra batteries for items like smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors as well as flashlights and radios.
Protect yourself and others by learning how to spot and treat cold-related emergencies like frostbite and hypothermia. Stay indoors and off the roads as much as possible.
If you must go outside:
- Wear multiple layers
- Cover any exposed skin to avoid frostbite
- Have an emergency kit nearby in your home and vehicle
Warming centers are available throughout Illinois. See the links below to find the centers close to you.