Stay warm and safe with these tips to protect you, your house and your car in subzero temperatures

Yep, 2014 is here and, along with it, one of Chicago’s coldest winter in decades. Can you believe that wind chills could approach 40 below zero tomorrow and Tuesday? Just look at this weather forecast:

Photo credit: WGN TV
Photo credit: WGN TV

That’s crazy!  In order to prepare for this bout of extreme cold weather, Chicago’s local TV station WGN TV posted some tips on what you can do before the arctic temperatures get to Chicago:

http://wgntv.com/2014/01/03/prep-tips-for-subzero-cold/#ixzz2pXkVz6p7

The Chicago Tribune also posted tips on how to take care of your car in subzero temperatures:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/chi-subzero-car-care,0,4020069.story?page=1

In addition, the government has useful safety tips to get ready for this extreme cold weather:

http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

One tip that I would like to add for car care is to keep non-clumping cat litter in the car in case your vehicle loses traction. Just pour it in front of your tires and voilà, you’ll be able to get your car out of the snow! Also, have enough food and water for the next two days so you don’t have to leave your house.

You have until tonight to get ready. Please stay safe and warm!

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