The 411 on Surviving the Extreme Cold

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  • Get Your Grocery on Before!
  • Stay Inside When Needed
  • Layer Up!
  • Leave Your Faucets Dripping a Bit
  • Be Careful Shoveling Snow
  • Be Aware of Frostbite
  • Don’t Drive Alone
  • Buy the Right Gear
  • Be Aware of the Winter Blues
  • Be Thermostat Smart
  • Boost Your Immune System!
  • Check Your Windows at Home
  • Use Those Public Transportation Apps
  • Be Aware of Carbon Monoxide
  • The Polar Vortex: Round Two
  • Pay Attention to the News

Layer Up!

If you do leave the house, especially for those who commute via bus, train and subway and have to walk or wait outside for public transportation, please wear extra layers — shirts, leggings, extra socks, sweaters, etc. — and wear heavy duty warm shoes and a coat. And don’t forget your scarf, hat and gloves!

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