In all seriousness folks, over the next 7-10 days our area will be experiencing temp's that we haven't seen in many years. Some reports say wind chills this weekend could be as low as -30's. Here are some safety guidelines for you to follow #ForYourSafety.
1) See Bernie?.... don't be like Bernie. Stay inside.
2) IF you must go outside, dress in layers and do so in very short increments. Hypothermia and frostbite can set in very quickly.
3) Stay dry! Having wet clothes from playing in the snow and/or sweating because of too many layers will cause hypothermia and frostbite.
4) Heated seats are great as long as the car has power. Lose that power and..... well....... Best to always have a heavy coat, gloves, stocking cap, scarf, etc in the vehicle with you in the event that you become stranded on the side of the road.
5) Make sure your vehicle has a full tank of gas and have a winter safety kit in case you get stranded. Fully charged cell phone, blankets, hand warmers, emergency safety lighting, small shovel, etc. are all "must have's" in the winter.
6) Make sure space heaters are at least 3' from all flammable items and that they have an auto shut-off feature in case they get knocked over or get too hot.
7) Portable propane heaters should only be used in WELL VENTILATED areas. They are not meant for indoors and can cause carbon monoxide poisoning which can lead to death. ... See MoreSee Less