Helpful Tips Dealing With Severe Cold – http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/coldstress/

Below is a link to the Center for Disease Control/NIOSH for tips to help family, friends and workers with the extreme cold: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/coldstress/

Click on this link for the cold guide: cold_guide copy
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1011 AM EST TUE JAN 28 2014

…THE WIND CHILL WARNING HAS BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A WIND CHILL
ADVISORY OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS…

…A WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT IN THE FAR NORTH UNTIL 1 PM…
AFTERWARDS IT WILL BE DOWNGRADED TO A WIND CHILL ADVISORY…

FOUNTAIN-MONTGOMERY-BOONE-HAMILTON-VERMILLION-PARKE-PUTNAM-
HENDRICKS-MARION-HANCOCK-MORGAN-JOHNSON-SHELBY-RUSH-DECATUR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CRAWFORDSVILLE…INDIANAPOLIS…
SHELBYVILLE
1011 AM EST TUE JAN 28 2014

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST WEDNESDAY…
…WIND CHILL WARNING IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS DOWNGRADED THE
WIND CHILL WARNING TO A WIND CHILL ADVISORY. THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY
IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST WEDNESDAY.
* WIND CHILL VALUES…WIND CHILLS OF 15 TO 24 BELOW ZERO TODAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* OTHER IMPACTS…FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA CAN OCCUR WITH
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE BITTER COLD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

Mike Schantz, Director, AEM/PEM
Shelby County Emergency Management
715 East State Road 44
Shelbyville, IN 46176
317-392-6308

What are your thoughts?