OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - With severe cold sweeping through Omaha this week, the Douglas County Health Department said it is imperative you plan for the elements because cold weather can be extremely dangerous.
The DCHD offered some tips for safety in this frigid weather:
Limit your time outdoors.
Dress in layers.
Wear loose-fitting clothing rather than tight-fitting clothing for better blood circulation.
Make special effort to protect ears, face, hands and feet.
Be wary that infants and elderly are especially sensitive to extreme cold.
Do not use heating devices with combustible fuel indoors.
Consider delaying trips if a Weather Service warning has been issued. If you do decide to go, make sure your cell phone is charged and your car has a safety kit, blankets, booster cables, a flashlight, and a map.
Don't run your engine for more than 10 minutes each hour if you're stuck in snow.