Hoosiers Encouraged to Prepare for Frigid Temperatures During Winter Weather Preparedness Week

Winter Weather Preparedness Week got underway Sunday and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security encourages Hoosiers to use it as an opportunity to properly prepare for upcoming winter weather.

Know the meanings of a watch, advisory and warning.

And make plans on what to pack in your vehicle if traveling.

36 Americans died due to cold weather in 2018.

Prolonged exposure to bitterly cold temperatures increases the chances of cold weather illnesses like frostbite and hypothermia.