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Extreme Cold

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.

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