Safety Tips For Surviving Extreme Cold Weather

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Chicago's lakefront Manuel Martinez/WBEZ
Chi cold 1
Chicago's lakefront Manuel Martinez/WBEZ

Safety Tips For Surviving Extreme Cold Weather

Don’t go outside. But if you must, be smart about it. 

Record low temperatures hit the Chicago area Wednesday, and experts are warning residents stay indoors to avoid frostbite and hypothermia.

Isis Chaverri, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois, joined the Morning Shift to share tips on how to stay safe during extreme weather. 

WBEZ’s Monica Eng also talked with a few Chicagoans this week who know a thing or two about being out in very cold weather. We also took calls from listeners with tips on how to survive the cold.