In an email to supporters this morning, Rahm Emanuel gives tips for surviving the snow storm. He obviously thinks Chicagoans are too stupid to survive a snowstorm without his leadership. Email below:
It is important that you are prepared for this storm. Meteorologists are expecting wind gusts that will reach 50 miles an hour and snowfall that could exceed 24 inches.
Combined, these blizzard conditions make visibility very low and traveling much more dangerous. If possible, it is best to remain indoors during this period. It is also recommended to move cars off arterial roads so that the City's snow removal teams can work as effectively as possible to promote public safety.
Please monitor your trusted news sources for updates on the storm, and make sure to remember a few helpful tips:
- If you lose heat, become trapped, or need shelter, call 311 right away.
- Reach out to elderly or disabled friends, relatives, and neighbors to make sure they are safe. If you want to request a well-being check for anyone who you are not able to check on yourself, call 311.
- When shoveling snow outside, please don’t cover up any fire hydrants.
- Don't make any unnecessary trips outside. If something can wait till the weather improves, it's best to wait.
- If you must go outside, wear several layers of warm, dry clothing. Keep your extremities covered. Wear hats, gloves, winter boots, and warm socks.
- Finally, expect travel times on public transportation to increase dramatically. Give yourself some extra time to get around.
For more information, please visit the City of Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications. To see the City's planned response to this storm, visit this link.
Be safe and stay warm,