When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Taking preventive action is your best defense against having to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions.
The Department of Environmental and Public Health Services has provided Winter Safety Tips
The Office of Public Health Nursing has provided helpful information on Hypothermia and Frostbite
The National Weather Service Wind Chill Chart and brochure provides additional information about hypothermia and frostbite. It also provides the chart for people to refer to regarding the length of time it takes to develop frostbite dependent upon air temp and wind speed.
CDC Cold Weather Guide To keep yourself and your family safe, you should know how to prevent cold-related health problems and what to do if a cold-weather health emergency arises.
New Jersey OEM Preparing for Winter Weather Hazards page
NJDOH Emergency Preparedness page
Photo: Winter Mill, Stillwater Township, NJ - George S. Shammas