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Dangerous Cold Moves Into AreaUse Caution With Alternative Heating

The St. Louis Area is under a Weather Chill Advisory from the National Weather Service in St. Louis. The advisory is in effect from 6:00 am Wednesday to 9:00 am Thursday.

 

From the National Weather Service:

 

...DANGEROUSLY COLD TEMPERATURES LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 9 AM CST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 9 AM CST THURSDAY. * TIMING...WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. * WIND CHILL...AS LOW AS 20 BELOW DUE TO TEMPERATURES 4 BELOW TO 12 ABOVE ZERO...AND WINDS NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. * IMPACTS...WIND CHILLS OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN RESULT IN FROSTBITE ON EXPOSED SKIN IN AS LITTLE AS 30 MINUTES. PEOPLE WHO ARE OUTDOORS WITHOUT SUFFICIENT PROTECTION WILL RUN A HIGH RISK OF FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.

Please take caution and remember that heating methods such as natural gas and solid fuel burning appliances may produce Carbon Monoxide gas which can become trapped in a residence. Check your CO detector batteries are ensure you have a CO detector installed. Please keep space heaters away from combustible materials and be sure to follow the manufacturerís recommendations for use and placement of your heating unit.

 

Residents may also contact our Station #1 if in need of a warming center.†

Saline Valley Places New Vehicle In ServiceBrush / Support Unit Enhances Response

In October, the District placed a new vehicle into service. Designated 7438, the unit responds out of Station #3 on Old Highway 21. The unit will serve as the Districtís brush unit for wildland fires and will also be utilized as a support unit. The unit is equipped to accept the Districtís snow plow and salt spreader. It also carries a 65 gallon water tank and water pump, along with an assortment of hand tools and EMS equipment. The unit is a 4x4 Chevrolet one-ton chassis with a flatbed.

 

The unit has already responded to various alarms, including a 12 acre brush fire off of† West Four Ridge Road. This unit will also help firefighters reach hard to access areas and also be used during inclement weather.