There is a wind chill advisory in effect for our area from 8PM this evening (January 25th) through noon on Wednesday. Use caution while traveling outdoors, wear appropriate clothing, a hat and gloves. Cold wind chills may cause frostbite on exposed skin in as few as 30 minutes. Check out the National Weather Service Winter Safety website to find out how to stay safe before, during and after a winter storm. weather.gov/winter
- The best way to avoid hypothermia and frostbite is to stay warm and dry indoors and outdoors. When you must go outside, wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing. Trapped air between the layers will insulate you. Remove layers to avoid sweating and chill.
- Outer garments should be tightly woven, water repellent and hooded.
- Wear a hat because much of your body heat can be lost from your head.
- Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
- Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.
- Try to stay dry and out of the wind.
If there are families in the district whose children are in need of coats, warm clothing, boots or accessories, please contact your school building social worker or the Administration Office at 630/552-8978.