As frigid temperatures impact the tri-state, there are some steps you can take to ensure you and your homes are safe this winter.
One simple reminder, be catious of your surroundings so you don't end up paying a visit to the doctor.
Also, make sure to take a few extra minutes and walk carefully when heading out the door, and if you're using a space heater to keep warm, remember to keep them away from anything flammable.
"Keeping your blankets, clothing, and things away from those alternative heat sources," said Kim Garrett, fire investigator for the Evansville Fire Department. "Being careful when your refueling. Using the appropriate fuel in that heater is also important. You want to make sure it's cool and not running when you're refilling like a generator. Sometimes that will spill out and get on a hot part of the engine, or the motor, or the heating element and cause a fire."
The American Red Cross also offered tips in staying safe in dangerously cold temperatures.
They say if you must go outside, cover your mouth and protect your lungs from severely cold air.
Also, they said to watch for any signs of hypothermia and frostbite.