Friday, January 4, 2013
As temperatures drop, Naperville Patch shares some tips for dressing to stay warm and safe for people and their pets.
When the temperatures begin to drop and your nose and toes feel cold, remember Mom's advice: Wear your hat and mittens. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. For those who plan to spend time outdoors in the cold, wearing the right clothing is key, according to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. To ensure time spent outside in winter is safe and fun, here are some tips for people and pets. “Bundling up against extreme cold might seem like simple common sense, but it’s important to protect yourself in mild winter weather, too,” John Roschay, an assistant manager and longtime district ranger said in a news release. “Hypothermia can develop even with air temperatures above …
Friday, July 8, 2011
The DuPage County Health Department offers tips to keep from getting bitten and burned while outdoors.
Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the outdoors, but even with the best intentions, sometimes sunburn and bug bites happen. Over the long term, too much exposure to those UV rays can cause more serious health problems, including skin cancer and eye problems, according to officials with the DuPage County Health Department. While getting a bug bite is usually just an annoyance, some bites can cause significant health problems, including West Nile virus, Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The DuPage County Health Department has a number of recommendations to stay safe in the outdoors this summer. Wearing sunscreen is key when outdoors, according to the Health Department. One ounce of sunscreen should be applied over skin …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Napervile Police want residents to take precautions so homes and vehicles are not burglarized.
The Naperville Police Department is warning residents again to take care this summer and not become the victim of a burglary or theft. The police are asking residents not to let their guard down and to make sure to lock vehicles and homes, regardless of the time of day. In 2010, 586 burglaries to motor vehicles were reported in Naperville, according to a news release from the city of Naperville. Of those burglaries, 72 percent were to unlocked vehicles. Criminals often take advantage of open or unlocked doors and windows, according to the police. The Naperville Police Department is offering some tips to keep your property safe this summer: If you feel you your home or vehicle has been burglarized the Naperville Police Department ask that …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Do you have a flashlight and batteries? Is your cellphone charged? If this storm is as bad as the forecasters predict, a little preparation is in order.
If and when the Blizzard of 2011 hits the area do you have everything you might need and are you prepared? The National Weather Service offers a number of safety tips and ways to prepare: Source: National Weather Service A few other items to consider: For more information on preparing for the storm visit Ready.gov. To stay up to date on locate weather situation online visit the National Weather Service. Local information from the city of Naperville