Welcome to Day 4 of Winter Hazard Awareness Week.
Day 4: Winter Hazard Awareness Week- Cold Safety
Today is day 4 of Winter Hazard Awareness Week in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The National Weather Service, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management and the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is sponsoring a Winter Hazard Awareness Week to help you prepare for the winter season.
Exposure to cold, biting air for long periods of time is dangerous and such cold can have a substantial impact on humans and animals. The wind is very efficient in taking heat away from the body and stronger winds can remove even more heat from the body.
Here is an excellent booklet called "Winter Storms- the Deceptive Killers" from the NWS, Red Cross, and FEMA.
Minnesota Sea Grant has a great hypothermia website.
Remember that pets and livestock need special car in the cold:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency maintains a helpful website with more suggestions to help you prepare for any emergency: weather related or non-weather related. Visit www.ready.gov/winter-weather for more winter weather preparedness information.
You can view the information for the other Winter Hazard Awareness Week topics using the links below: