District 7 E-Bulletin


January 31, 2019


District 7 E-Bulletin

We’re touching base to say hello and share some helpful hints about the weather.


Stay Warm, Stay Safe and Stay Informed…

We all want to stay warm as we face the frigid cold, and we must also stay safe as we endure what seems like the polar vortex. Here are a list of tips to keep you warm as you go through the winter months:


  • Stay indoors during the storm.
  • Walk carefully on snowy, icy, walkways.
  • Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack—a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.
  • Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent 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, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
  • Watch for signs of hypothermia. These include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, 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.
  • Drive only if it is absolutely necessary. If you must drive: travel in the day; don’t travel alone; keep others informed of your schedule; stay on main roads and avoid back road shortcuts.
  • Let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive. If your car gets stuck along the way, help can be sent along your predetermined route.
  • If the pipes freeze, remove any insulation or layers of newspapers and wrap pipes in rags. Completely open all faucets and pour hot water over the pipes, starting where they were most exposed to the cold (or where the cold was most likely to penetrate).
  • Maintain ventilation when using kerosene heaters to avoid build-up of toxic fumes. Refuel kerosene heaters outside and keep them at least three feet from flammable objects.
  • Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your residence cooler than normal. Temporarily close off heat to some rooms.
  • If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55ºF


EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about “it.”

“It” is our District 7 E-newsletter that will debut next Friday, February 4, and subsequently every Friday. You will be able to read about what’s currently happening in our district, and be informed on what is happening throughout the City of Louisville. The newsletter will feature District 7 residents, highlight District 7 neighborhoods, and keep you in the loop. The E-newsletter will include tidbits, helpful hints, and allow you to make noteworthy contributions. For more information about the newsletter, contact Councilwoman McCraney’s office at (502) 574-1107.