Wind Chill Warnings have been reported for Lake and Cook Counties through noon today, Thursday, January 31. Wind chills as low as -50 and -55 are expected and can quickly cause frostbite and hypothermia. Be sure to remain inside or take extra safety precautions, like packing an emergency kit for your car, and bundle up in layers if you must go outside. Get more winter weather safety tips here including the symptoms of frostbite and hypothermia.
In the event of a power outage, Village Hall and the Deerfield Police Department lobby (850 Waukegan Road) are available as warming shelters during business hours. After hours, the Police Department is available with limited services, but further warming shelter locations will be made available to those in need.
Check on your Neighbors and Pets
Remember to check on your neighbors and the elderly during this time. Also take extra precautions regarding your pets.
It is important to monitor the status and changes of the hazardous winter spell via weather broadcasts.