Ward 3 Quick Update on Extreme Weather Conditions

Ward 3 Residents we are experiencing extreme weather conditions in our area and all are encouraged to avoid going outside unless necessary. As I am sending you this update tonight the current temperature here in North Royalton is -9 Degrees Fahrenheit and with the wind chill it feels like -33 Degrees Fahrenheit. Many of you have contacted me today about concerns with the weather conditions. Here are some helpful tips and information to get through this extreme weather.


Helpful Tips

  • If you must go outside, wear several layers of loose fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent. Always wear a hat and cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.
  • Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to avoid a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ears and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are present, get medical help immediately.
  • Watch for signs of hypothermia. These include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion. If symptoms of hypothermia are detected, get the victim to a warm location, remove wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the victim is conscious. Get medical help as soon as possible.
  • Do not place a space heater within 3 feet of anything that may catch on fire, such as drapes, furniture, or bedding, and never cover your space heater.
  • Monitor weather broadcasts, the National Weather Service website, or other news sources for current information on possible Extreme Cold Weather Conditions.

Helpful Information

  • If you experience a power outage please call the Illuminating Company at 1-888-544-4877.
  • If you are having any issues with your heat, please call your gas provider. Columbia Gas 1-800-344-4077 or Dominion East Ohio Gas 1-800-362-7557.
  • City Service Department has crews working around the clock to keep the roads throughout our city safe from snow and icy conditions.
  • Check on any elderly or disabled neighbors to make sure they are ok. If they do need some extra assistance contact the city Office on Aging & Human Services at 440-582-6333.
  • If you like updates on local road conditions and snow parking bans follow the North Royalton Police Department on Twitter @NorthRoyaltonPD or check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NorthRoyaltonPoliceDepartment
  • If you are a stranded motorist or need assistance from the Police Department you can contact them on the Non-Emergency phone number at 440-237-8686.
  • Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns as we get through these extreme weather conditions. I can be reached by phone at 440-785-4240, email at ward3@northroyalton.org, or you can follow me on Twitter @DanLangshawNR for periodic live updates.
  • As always, if you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1 right away.

Stay Warm & Safe!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council