Cold Weather Safety
The week of January 28 was historic for the City of Milwaukee, region, and state as we experienced extreme cold weather. This level of cold posed a real threat to the safety and well-being of Milwaukeeans.
The Milwaukee Health Department, along with other health departments in the area have planned for public health emergencies such as this for over a decade. MHD monitors extreme cold temperatures with the National Weather Service, and issues cold-weather health alerts and advisories. Being prepared ahead of cold weather can help you stay safe and healthy all winter.
Call 211 for information about places to stay warm, including emergency shelter options that are available year-round. http://www.impactinc.org/impact-2-1-1/ or, text zip code to: TXT-211
Click here for information including locations of warming centers and cold weather safety tips.
National Weather Service Extreme Cold Weather information and health hazards.
Contact 800-662-4797 for outages
Outage Map https://www.we-energies.com/outagemapext/#
Available City of Milwaukee Hospital Emergency Department Extreme Cold-Related Injuries Surveillance information January 28, 2019 to February 1, 2019
Hypothermia - 3
Frostbite - 43
Cold Exposure - 13
Carbon monoxide Health Department staff tracks and follows up on suspected carbon monoxide exposure/poisoning reported through the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS). https://www.cdc.gov/co/pdfs/guidelines.pdf