County Issues Hypothermia Alert Through Wednesday Afternoon

Montgomery County activated the Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert through Wednesday at noon. Hypothermia Alerts are issued when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. Be sure to wear layers and warm clothing during this time.

County residents should be cognizant of children, senior citizens, animals, and homeless individuals during the cold weather.

The county’s office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security tweeted out a graphic about keeping an emergency supply kit in your car. During the winter weather, make sure to prepare for emergency road closures, and keep a full tank of gas.

Here are some items worth collecting for a car’s emergency supply kit:

  • Cell phone charger
  • Jumper cables
  • Spare tire
  • Kitty litter or sand
  • Tow rope
  • Blankets
  • Snow shovel and brush
  • Flashlight
  • Mittens, hats, and extra warm clothes
  • Water and snacks
  • First aid kit

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Deirdre Byrne

About Deirdre Byrne

Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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