Northeast U.S. Braces for Record-Breaking Cold Wind Chills Amid Ice Storms

Residents of the Northeast United States are bracing for the coldest wind chill in decades as temperatures are expected to break records in the coming days.

The coldest wind chills in decades will thrash New England as 8 deaths are now linked to an ice storm in the South. New England is preparing for a “wicked” deep freeze as the ice storm coats the South.

In response to the extreme weather, states in the Northeast have enacted their “cold weather protocol,” which is designed to keep people safe and warm during the coldest temperatures. This includes providing shelters and warming centers, as well as distributing blankets and other supplies to those in need.

The public is encouraged to take precautions when outside, such as wearing several layers of clothing, covering exposed skin, and taking breaks in heated areas.

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