Weathering Winter - Keep Warm and Safe

While DeKalb enjoys the diversity of four distinct seasons, our winters can produce extreme temperatures.  At times, weather conditions may pose a threat to health and safety.  Bitter cold temperatures are more than an inconvenience; they pose a serious threat to health and safety. 

Protect Yourself and Family:

  • Wear several layers of loose, warm clothing
  • Keep your head, hands, and feet covered when outdoors
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages
  • Recognize the symptoms of hypothermia:  stiff muscles, shivering, puffy or swollen face, cold skin, slow breathing and mental confusion
  • Never use an extension cord with a space heater.  Ovens should not be used to heat homes
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