With a wave of bitterly cold temperatures sweeping through Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health reminds people of the health dangers of extreme low temperatures, such as frostbite and hypothermia and shoveling snow, tips on how to stay warm; and heating safety.
Weathering Winter information can be found on the IDPH website, and additional safety information is available on the state’s Ready Illinois website at www.Ready.Illinois.gov.
Additionally, warming centers are available in state facilities across Illinois to help Illinois residents reduce their home heating costs. These facilities are a safe, warm place to go during the day while you turn your thermostat down (do not lower your thermostat below 60 degrees). You can find a list of state warming centers online.