The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning in effect through Thursday at 4 p.m. Wind chills as low as 30 to 35 below zero are expected Tuesday evening through Thursday afternoon, with the coldest wind chills as low as 40 below zero possible on both Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
In these temperatures, frostbite could occur on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes, and can cause hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends you seek medical care immediately if you detect symptoms of frostbite or hypothermia.
Residents are also encouraged to have emergency supplies on hand in case of an electric or water outage. Supplies should include:
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