Stay Safe in Dangerous Wind Chill Temperatures
DES MOINES, Iowa – Sub-zero wind chill temperatures will make being outside, for even a short time, extremely dangerous this week. Officials are warning people to take extra precautions to stay warm and if you don’t have to brave the chilling cold – stay home. Sgt. Nate Ludwig with the Iowa State Patrol says if you have to travel, make sure your vehicle has plenty of gas and a winter survival kit. He says communicate with friends and family about when you’re planning to arrive, so they’ll know whether to call for help if you become stranded.