Exposure to cold can cause injury or serious illness such as frostbite or hypothermia. The likelihood of injury or illness depends on several factors including temperature, wind, humidity, physical activity, clothing, working and living conditions, and a person's age and state of health. The air temperature does not have to be below freezing for someone to experience cold emergencies such as hypothermia and frostbite. Wind speed can create dangerously cold conditions even when the temperature is not that low. Attached is some information regarding safety and preparedness during cold weather events.
If you are looking for a shelter during an extreme cold weather event, please call 211 for assistance with finding shelter.
- Keeping Food Safe during a Power Outage
- Protecting Your Child from Injury During Cold Weather 2011
- CDC Safety in Power Outage
- Carbon Monoxide Hazards During Power Outages
- Carbon Monoxide Dangers Due to High Winds
- Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet
- Winter Driving Fact Sheet
- NWS Winter Storm Fact Sheet
- Hypothermia FAQs
- CDC Extreme Cold Guide