How to Help in Brutally Cold Weather

How to Help in Brutally Cold Weather

How cold is it in your city today? Early January’s “polar vortex” brings historically low temperatures across the U.S.: 7° in Nashville, -10° in Chicago, -7° in Omaha, 3° in Louisville, and -25° in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Just being outside is a health hazard, with frostbite kicking in after only a few minutes on exposed skin.

With temperatures like these, cold weather threatens to injure or kill those without shelter. To learn more, see our resources for responding to cold-related injuries among people experiencing homelessness: http://www.nhchc.org/resources/clinical/diseases-and-conditions/cold-related-injuries/

ORGANIZATION: National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014
LOCATION: Nashville, TN, USA