When winter weather drops to very low temperatures, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Exposures to cold temperatures, whether indoors or outside, can cause serious or life-threatening health problems. During extreme cold, those most at risk include:
- Infants under one year of age.
- Individuals 65 years of age or older.
- The homeless.
- Outdoor workers.
- Sport enthusiasts (skiers, ice skaters).
- People living in homes that are poorly insulated or without heat, and people living in homes without power (usually due to other weather-related events such as a winter storm).
It's important to know what to do if the power goes out during times of extreme cold.
Below is a list of resources to help keep you and your family safe during this extreme cold event.