How to Stay Safe in New York During Winter’s Bitter Blast

Posted on January 14, 2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Brrrr!  Don’t let this biting blast of bitter cold turn deadly.
Stay safe.  It’s easy as 1, 2, 3. 

1. Who is most vulnerable?

  • All of us – if we’re outside for long!
  • Those 65+
  • Infants
  • Folks with chronic medical conditions including heart or lung disease, high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Folks with serious mental health conditions or developmental disabilities


2. How do I know if I have frostbite or hypothermia?
Check for:

  • Intense shivering
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble speaking
  • Lack of coordination
  • Sluggishness, drowsiness or confusion
  • Trouble speaking
  • Shallow breathing
  • Red and painful or pale skin


     3. What to do if I see someone in trouble?

  • Call 911!


Please know Catholic Charities NY is here to help.  We partner with fellow key providers of disaster relief. In New York City and surrounding areas this includes 24-hour drop-in centers, shelters and safe havens during the winter freeze.

So stay safe.  Stay home.  Watch out for those in need.

Catholic Charities is responding to the needs of our neighbors during the 
COVID-19 pandemic.

For Help Call 888-744-7900