January 7, 2014 at 10:40 PM
WEST ORANGE, NJ - A wind chill advisory remains in effect until 8:00 am Wednesday, Jan. 8. Overnight temperatures will be 4 degrees with a wind chill of -10. Temperatures will rise on Wednesday with a high of 21 degrees expected, though, wind chills may make it feel like -7.
The West Orange Department of Health has offered some information on dealing with this week's extremely cold weather.
Stay indoors if at all possible. The elderly and young children are particularly susceptible to extremely cold temperatures. Minimize your time outside and cover skin by wearing hat, gloves, scarf, and warm coat to prevent frostbite and hypothermia. Keep children indoors to play, especially if they have asthma and breathing disorders.
Keep your cell phone with you and charged in case you need help. If possible, wait until the temperature warms to resume your daily routine.
For more detailed information from Mary O'Dowd, State Commissioner of Health, go to: