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Fair Lawn Emergency Management
Friday February 12th, 2016 :: 08:58 a.m. EST
Advisory

UPDATE: WEATHER STATEMENT - DANGEROUSLY COLD WINDCHILLS THIS WEEKEND

WIND CHILL WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON (2/13) THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING (2/14).

A WIND CHILL WATCH MEANS THE THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES.

* TIMING...COLDEST WIND CHILLS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT (2/13)INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING (2/14).

* WIND CHILL - AS LOW AS AROUND 25 BELOW ZERO DUE TO TEMPERATURES 0 TO 5 BELOW ZERO. WINDS NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* THE FRIGID CONDITIONS WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO THOSE VENTURING OUTSIDE. PROLONGED EXPOSURE WILL CAUSE FROSTBITE. THE COMBINATION OF VERY LOW WIND CHILLS AND FRIGID AIR TEMPERATURES HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO RESULT IN FROZEN PIPES, FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
* 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.

* CHECK ON YOUR ELDERLY FAMILY AND FRIENDS

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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