State Police Warning: It’ll be Cold this Week!
With another round of arctic temperatures expected to impact the entire state until later this week, the Michigan State Police is encouraging Michigan citizens and visitors to be extra cautious when going out in the extreme cold.
Captain Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, says as evidence a couple of weeks ago, the frigid temperatures can be potentially life-threatening. He says everyone should be prepared for all possible hazards if they head out. That means bundling up and placing emergency preparedness kits in vehicles with extra blankets and high-energy foods. The National Weather Service is forecasting bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills well below zero degrees statewide possibly until Thursday. Authorities are encouraging everyone to monitor radio stations like 95.3 WBCK-FM for up-to-date weather reports. In addition to being prepared for the extremely cold weather, State Police are reminding motorists to take extra precautions when stopping and driving in the winter weather.