Winter weather and temperatures in the single digits and below can pose a risk to both people and animals.
To minimize that risk, there are things you can do both before and during a winter weather event. These include:
Dress for success – To stay warm, be prepared to dress in layers. Consider wearing a base layer made of a material that wicks sweat off your skin, a middle layer that retains body heat, and if you go outdoors, an outer layer that shields you from wind and precipitation.
Cover up – In addition to layers, the National Weather Service advises wearing gloves, a hat (especially one that covers the face), and sturdy boots.
Winter car survival kit – If you must travel during extreme winter weather, the National Weather Service suggests being prepared by having a winter survival kit in your car that includes: jumper cables, flashlights with fresh