Heavy snowfall and extreme cold weather can immobilize an entire region. Even areas that normally experience mild winters can be hit with extreme cold.
Winter Weather Preparedness from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
How can I protect myself from extreme cold?
Winter Weather Preparedness from Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.
Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.
Here is a short video from our friends at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency regarding extreme heat.
Extreme Heat Preparedness from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
How can I protect myself from extreme heat?
- Know you extreme heat terms
- What to do before extreme heat
- What to do during a heat emergency
- What to do after a heat emergency
Spring Weather preparedness from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Extreme Heat Prevention Guide
- Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness
- Heat Stress in the Elderly
- Frequently Asked Questions about Extreme Heat