Michigan State Police have sent out some tips to prepare yourself for the extreme cold. It's gonna be chilly out there!

  • Stay indoors if at all possible. Of course, if you need to go outside make sure to wear protective gear. They suggest also covering your lungs with a scarf.
  • Signs of frostbite include numbness and very pale or light skin appearance.
  • Signs of hypothermia are: extreme shivering, memory loss and exhaustion.
  • Wind chill is also dangerous as it takes away body heat from you faster than just pure cold.
  • If any of your clothing (particularly on your extremities) gets wet, remove it.
  • Pets can also suffer from the bitter cold, make sure that they are protected or outside for very short periods of time if they are indoor animals.