Residents Reminded to Take Precautions During Upcoming Dangerously Cold Weather
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The City of Naperville reminds residents to take precautions to ensure their health, safety and well-being during the upcoming period of excessively cold weather.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for the Naperville area from 6 p.m. tonight, Jan. 24, through noon on Friday, Jan. 25. Wind chills between -20 and -30F are expected overnight into Friday morning; with these conditions, frostbite can occur in as little as 30 minutes. Current forecasts call for excessively cold temperatures to continue throughout the next week.
The following are tips to protect yourself and loved ones from cold-related illnesses during this period of extreme weather:
- Know the signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
- Wear proper clothing, including dressing in layers of loose-fitting clothing.
- Make sure body parts most often affected by frostbite are covered in warm, dry clothing. These include your nose, ears, toes, cheeks, chin, and fingers.
- Wear hats, scarves, and mittens or gloves.
- Bring your pets indoors.
- Try to stay indoors as much as possible.
- Check on the elderly, those with illnesses, and others who may need special attention during this time.
If you or someone you know are in need of a warming center during this weather, locations in DuPage County can be found here: https://bit.ly/2E54NbP. The county asks you please call before you go to ensure the location is open. Anyone needing assistance during a period of extreme cold can call Naperville’s City Dispatch at (630) 420-6187.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.