Single digit temperatures pose a threat to health and safety. IU Health Starke Hospital is open as a warming shelter. Anyone needing that service can check in at the registration desk. Food may be purchased in the cafeteria, and patients who take medications will need to bring their own.
If you must be outdoors, wear several layers of loose, warm clothing and keep your head, hands and feet covered. Hypothermia symptoms include stiff muscles, shivering, cold skin and slow breathing. Avoid alcoholic beverages, as they can thin blood. Also do not use extension cords with space heaters and do not use ovens to heat your home.