As we continue to move into the winter season, bitter cold temperatures will become more prevalent. The Elmhurst Fire Department urges all citizens to take steps to prepare themselves for extreme cold temperatures. Some of those precautions include:
Warming Centers: Warming centers are heated public facilities where any resident can go to during periods of extreme cold temperatures to stay warm and safe. The Elmhurst Public Library has been designated as an area warming center for those who need temporary relief from the cold.
Elmhurst Public Library
125 S. Prospect
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please call the Elmhurst Police Department for additional site referrals:
(630) 530-3050 Non-Emergency number
Check on elderly family and neighbors: In addition, all residents are encouraged to check on elderly neighbors and family members to ensure they are safe and as comfortable as possible. If anyone needs urgent medical treatment, contact 911 immediately.
When outside, dress appropriately and maintain personal awareness
Prepare an emergency supply for your home and include the following:
Prepare a winter kit for your vehicle(s) and include the following:
Other important safety tips include:
Additional preparedness information is available from FEMA at the following link: https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather .