CICS Prairie News
Cold Weather Resources
During this wave of historically dangerous and potentially life-threatening weather, the city of Chicago have a number of services available to support families. Bitter cold temperatures are more than an inconvenience; they pose a serious threat to health and safety. The city of Chicago have many services available to help residents weather the winter months.
The weather forecasts very cold air and wind that will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken. Additionally it is expected that Chicago will face periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain that will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
If you need assistance, dial 3-1-1 for information about the closest warming centers and additional resources.
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