Residents prepare for dangerously low temperatures and wind chill in Saginaw
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:28:00 GMT —
Lingering snow showers are tapering off in Saginaw County, but for many residents the struggle through this winter storm is just beginning.
"I have to get something to eat and pick stuff up from the store," said Saginaw resident Robert Martin.
Martin is getting by without the means to prepare for extreme cold. His daily trips to get food and supplies are in danger. Zero degree temperatures and wind chills at 25 below or colder are making it dangerous to be outdoors.
"I still have things to do so I got to get there somehow," said Martin.
Uncontrollable shivering, memory loss and drowsiness are signs of hypothermia, the most common cold weather risk. The Michigan State Police says, high winds and low temperatures are putting people and animals at risk.
"Itâ??s bad, if they are out here too long, yeah to be honest if they are out here too long it is dangerous," said Saginaw resident Eugene Everett.
"Itâ??s something else but only in Michigan right," said Martin.
Despite risk and warning when the mercury drops people say they are going to do whatever it takes to get by.
"If you don't have transportation you don't have any other choice," said Everett.