Upcoming Severe Cold Weather Preparation

January 5, 2015

 

With the forecasted extreme low temperatures this week and the potential for several inches of snow on the ground, the City of Park Ridge wants to make sure all residents are prepared for this winter weather. The temperatures are predicted to fall into the single digits this week, with wind chills well below zero. Please avoid all unnecessary travel and try to limit your exposure outside when possible.

In the event of an emergency, if you do not have power and/or heat in your house, and you have nowhere to go to stay warm, you may utilize the Park Ridge Public Library during its normal business hours, which are 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM on Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM on Saturday, and 1:00 PM-5:00 PM on Sunday. If you require assistance at other times, you may go to the Park Ridge Police Department on 200 S. Vine and let them know you have no heat in your home.

This is also a good time to make sure you have an updated emergency kit in your home that has enough supplies to take care of you and your loved ones for at least three days. You can find more information on this emergency kit at http://www.ready.gov/kit . Additionally, you should make sure you have an emergency plan in place so that you know who you can call and where you can go in the event that you need to leave your home.



 
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