The Cook County Department of Public Health is advising residents to use common sense and follow these safety suggestions to stay safe during extreme cold and snowy conditions:
Do not use an oven as a heating device. Read directions before using space heaters and other portable heating units.
Make sure cracks in windows and doors are repaired. For a quick fix, use towels, rugs or newspapers.
Have bottled water, canned foods, flashlights and batteries on hand in case a winter storm keeps you indoors.
Residents who have no heat should check this list of suburban Cook County warming centers.
Dress for the cold:
Please visit The Weather Channel for more updates.
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