Take Precautions Against Bitter Cold - Warming Centers Open
Residents are urged to take precautions during the bitter cold weather as a wind chill advisory issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday. If you must venture outdoors, dress in layers and cover all skin. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves and limit outdoor activity to minimize exposure. Check on elderly family members and neighbors.
A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong wind will combine to generate low wind chills from 20 below to 30 below.
"Exposure to cold can cause injury or serious illness such as frostbite or hypothermia within 30 minutes," said Donald Bryant, Director of the Kane County Office of Emergency Management. "Recognize frostbite warning signs: gray, white or yellow skin discoloration, numbness, waxy feeling skin. Seek medical attention immediately if you have these symptoms."
Several municipalities have designated warming centers:
- Aurora: Prisco Center