FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Cold weather is moving into Northern Indiana and a Wind Chill Advisory was issued for a majority of the region.
The advisory will be in effect from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 1 p.m. Thursday. According to the National Weather Service, wind chill temperature of 15 below to 20 below could be possible.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is warning people about the cold and wants everyone to be safe when the cold weather hits.
“Subfreezing temperatures and snowstorms can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don’t take the proper precautions,” said Janet M. Odeshoo, acting regional administrator, FEMA Region V. “It is important for everyone to monitor their local weather reports and have a plan now for how to stay safe in severe winter weather conditions.”
During the extreme cold, you should take the precautions below.
- “Stay indoors as much as possible and limit your exposure to the cold.
- Dress in layers and keep dry.
- Check on family, friends, and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance.
- Know the symptoms of cold-related health issues such as frostbite and hypothermia and seek medical attention if health conditions are severe.
- Bring your pets indoors or ensure they have a warm shelter area with unfrozen water.
- Make sure your vehicle has an emergency kit that includes an ice scraper, shovel, blanket and flashlight – and keep the fuel tank above half full.”
For more information and winter weather tips, go to FEMA’s website.