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Tips for Winter Storms & Extreme Cold in Illinois

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

The following tips come directly from the State of Illinois for what to do during winter storms and extreme cold here in Central Illinois.


  • Stay indoors in heated areas as much as possible.
  • Make sure your home is well insulated.
  • Use warmth from natural light to your advantage where you can.
  • If you have no heat, close off unneeded rooms and place towels or rags under the doors.
  • If water pipes freeze
    •  Shut off the water as soon as possible.
    • Call a plumber and contact insurance.
    • Always be careful of the potential for electric shock in and around standing water. 


  • If stranded outdoors:
    • Seek shelter to stay dry and cover all exposed parts of the body.
    • If no shelter is nearby, prepare some sort of make-shift shelter and build a fire for heat and so you can be found.
    • Do not eat snow as it will lower your body temperature. Melt it first.
    • Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.

Learn more by clicking the link at the bottom of this post. Stay safe this winter!

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