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Fair Lawn Emergency Management
Thursday February 11th, 2016 :: 02:52 p.m. EST

Advisory

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT & EXTREME COLD TEMPERATURE TIPS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT & EXTREME COLD TEMPERATURE TIPS

MAJOR OUTBREAK OF COLD AIR THIS WEEKEND. BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS WEEKEND.

* TEMPERATURES SATURDAY NIGHT (2/13) INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING (2/14) WILL FALL CLOSE OR BELOW ZERO. WIND CHILL VALUES DURING THIS TIME COULD REACH LIFE THREATENING LEVELS AS COLD AS 20 TO 25 BELOW ZERO.

* HIGH TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY (2/14) WILL ONLY BE IN THE TEENS.

* COLD SPELLS OF THIS MAGNITUDE BRING A RISK OF FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA FOR ANYONE WHO DOES NOT TAKE PROPER PRECAUTIONS.

* FROZEN PIPES AND OVERWORKED FURNACES COULD LEAVE YOUR HOUSE WITHOUT HEAT OR RUNNING WATER

* CAR BATTERIES RUN THE RISK OF DYING.

* NEVER VENTURE OUTDOORS WITHOUT WEARING GLOVES...A HAT AND SEVERAL LAYERS OF CLOTHING. WIND CHILL VALUES LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING COULD LEAD TO FROSTBITE IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES IF PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

* RUN WATER AT A TRICKLE AND KEEP CABINET DOORS OPEN TO PREVENT PIPES FROM FREEZING.

* NEVER USE A STOVE OR OVEN TO HEAT YOUR HOME OR USE AN OPEN FLAME TO MELT FROZEN PIPES. MANY HOUSE FIRES RESULT FROM THESE PRACTICES.

* CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND YOUR CAR BATTERY. BE SURE YOUR CAR HAS A WINTER SAFETY KIT THAT INCLUDES A BLANKET. WARM CLOTHES AND GLOVES IN CASE YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN OR BECOMES STRANDED.

* TAKE EXTRA STEPS TO KEEP YOUR PETS WARM AND KNOW THEIR LIMITS TO COLD.

If you experience a power outage, please call PSE&G directly at 1-800-436-7734.

Fair Lawn Emergency Management will continue to monitor this situation and issue updates as necessary. Be careful and stay warm!

Address/Location
Fair Lawn Emergency Management
8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-796-1700

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