"This is not the time to be running out the door and not thinking about what you're wearing. Really take some time to prepare for the cold that's about to hit you in the face as you walk out the door ..."
Pritchard says the extreme cold can be dangerous, particularly for seniors and children, who are exponentially more likely to experience hypothermia or frostbite. "Seniors and kids, their bodies just aren't equipped to handle this type of weather as well as us. They really need extra protection for them ..."
Pritchard also warns that if anyone is planning on taking a long trip, they should pack and emergency kit in their car. The kit should have such items as, an extra blanket, food, water, and a first aid kit; because in an emergency it can be the difference between life and death.
Pritchard says if you can manage it, his best piece of advice is to stay home.