FEMA Makes Recommendations To Combat Cold

Temperatures continue to stay low in the Kankakee Valley and that’s prompting a few tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The department says it wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with the hazards of cold temperatures. Several precautionary steps have been recommended for individuals to stay safe while waiting for temperatures to warm.

FEMA says staying indoors, dressing in layers, and checking on family and friends can help prevent dangerous situations. Staying dry was also cited as important to preventing cold-related ailments such as frostbite and hypothermia.

FEMA has also provided a few recommendations for pets such as bringing them indoors and providing them with water.

More information can be found online at ready.gov.