I originally posted this information over at The Sixth Ward on January 6, 2013 during the first "polar vortex" episode. So this information remains important. Please remember if you need transportation to or information on the nearest warming center call 311.
State Rep. Elgie Sims (District 34) provides some more resources with regards to the weather in a recent email
And as always this:Please use the following resources to keep you safe and warm:
- Keep warm Illinois
- A website aimed at identifying warming centers around the state and other information necessary to assist with keeping warm during the cold months of the year.
- Getting around Illinois
- The website will provide residents and motorists with information regarding the status of our roads.
- ComED energy assistance
- Customers are encouraged to notify ComED as quickly as possible if they experience an outage.
- Customers can text OUT to 26633 to report any outages and receive restoration information, or they can contact ComED by calling 1-800-EDISON-1.
Be careful out there everyone! Stay safe and warm!Please check on elderly neighbors and make sure that you and any children under your care are sufficiently bundled up if you must go outside. Please do not forget pets and keep them indoors during these extreme conditions.