Wednesday, November 28, 2012
This is Winter Storm Preparedness Month — takes steps now to be safe, and prepare your home to guard against weather damage such as ice dams.
Winter is nearly here, and in the Midwest, that can mean anything from mild conditions and little snow to Arctic blasts and accumulations of more than a foot. Regardless, experts say there is a good chance we will experience extreme winter weather sometime this season, and they are urging residents to prepare now. Weather Advance Storm Center is predicting a much colder than average winter and some snow in the Chicago area and the upper Midwest. Severe winter weather can cause power outages and create dangerous driving conditions, not to mention dangerous wind-chill conditions. So the city is urging residents to have winter emergency kits for their homes and vehicles so they are prepared for winter’s worst. The Illinois Emergency …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
With temperatures expected to exceed 100 degrees this week, officials at the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management encourage residents to be prepared.
Officials at the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management recommend residents follow these tips to stay safe in the summer heat: In Darien, designated cooling sites include: For more heat safety tips and suggestions, click on this checklist from the American Red Cross.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
As temperatures become more intense, the American Red Cross has tips to get through the heat safely.
While the National Weather Service says we have a chance for thunderstorms today, what is certain is that it is going to be hot. The National Weather Service said intense heat is expected away from the lake Tuesday. Temperatures will reach about 90 degrees but with the heat index it will feel as hot as 99 degrees. Things are expected to only get more intense on Wednesday when temperatures are forecasted to rise to about 95 degrees making it feel like it is 106 degrees outside. The National Weather Services has already issued an excessive heat watch through Thursday night. The American Red Cross has a heat wave safety page created to address questions and concerns. To stay safe during a heat wave the American Red Cross offers some dos and …
Friday, November 26, 2010
Just because the trees are bare doesn't mean activities are. Today kicks off a slew of Christmas and winter-themed events.
While the final leaves drop—along with the temperature—the Morton Arboretum is gearing up for an active winter season. Boasted as the fourth most visited garden in the entire nation, the "tree zoo" rakes in over 800,000 visitors each year. (Public relations manager Gina Tedesco said 40,000 people came to watch the leaves change in October alone.) Karin Jaros, assistant director of membership, said some people don't realize there are winter events and classes. "Many people are looking for something for their kids," she said. "The Arboretum meets many needs for different people. People play in the snow, attend activities, shop in the store... however they want to use it is great." Winter festivities officially start today. They're also …