Cold Weather

Cold and winter weather can bring dangerously low temperatures, heavy snow, strong winds, ice, sleet and freezing rain. People can get sick, injured and even die from cold temperatures and winter storms. Spending time in the cold — indoors and outdoors — can be dangerous, especially for people who:

  • Are homeless and not in shelters
  • Drink heavily or use drugs
  • Live in a home without heat and:
    • Are 65 years and older
    • Are infants
    • Have certain medical conditions, such as heart and lung disease, high blood pressure or diabetes
    • Have serious mental health conditions or developmental disabilities
    • Have physical disabilities that limit mobility

Below are some resources to help keep you and your family safe during cold weather.

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