A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Cook County until 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2022, as arctic cold blows into the Chicago area. Up to 50 mile-per-hour wind gusts and sub-zero temps are expected. Warming centers have been set up and can be found on the Cook County Government website.
Protect yourself and your family
Keep the following tips in mind through the cold winter months:
- Learn more about the signs and symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite, who is most at risk, and when to seek medical attention.
- Never use your oven for heat.
- Never bring charcoal or gas grills indoors (they are a carbon monoxide hazard).
- Make sure all portable heaters are unplugged when not in use.
- Use electric space heaters with extreme caution – avoid placing them near curtains or other flammable materials and turn them off before going to bed.
- Keep heat at adequate levels or leave faucets open with a slight drip to prevent pipes from freezing.
- Keep moving. Your body generates its own heat when you engage in physical activities.
You can view, download and share this informational infographic from CDC: