Cold Weather Safety Tips

Dangerously low temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills continue to be in the forecast for much of this week. Since you may be tired of staying inside and growing weary of staying bundled up, state health and homeland security leaders are, again, reminding you of simple ways to stay safe in the cold. At the top of their list is another reminder to  limit your exposure to the cold. Dress in layers and keep dry. Keep your pets indoors or make sure they have a warm shelter with fresh, not frozen water. For your car: make sure your emergency pack has an ice scraper, blanket, flashlight and be sure to keep your fuel tank above half-full.