It can kill animals.
It hasn’t actually been icy yet this year (at least not here) but it has frozen the last few nights.
Animals left outside without adequate shelter can freeze to death. And since their water will freeze, you need to check that too.
My chickens water froze and they were really happy to see me bringing them some this morning. They have a closed coop but not all of them seem to want to roost in there. At least not yet.
So far they are surviving fine, but they have feathers to keep them warm. Dogs might not fare so well.
Please make sure any animals around you have a warm place to sleep, and if you see some that don’t, call the police.
It can kill people.
Lots of people may not be quite ready for the cold this year either. I have seen people going outside without adequate clothing for the cold weather. All it will take is one fall, and if they are stuck outside too long, it will kill them.
Make sure all your family knows this, and put their coats on before going out in the cold.
It wouldn’t hurt to have a blanket and/or extra coat in the vehicle too, just in case. You never know when a breakdown might occur, and it is much better to be safe than sorry.
It can kill cable.
My cable anyway. I have no idea what (exactly) the problem is, but you would think after having the same thing happen several years in a row, that the cable company would have it’s duckies all in a row. But do they???
My internet has gone down, in the evening, for the past two days. It goes down about 4:30 to 5:00 in the afternoon, and stays down till about 9:00 in the morning. The cable company folks say it is the cold weather, and they are working on it.
I don’t get it. Does this happen to you guys who live up north?
Anyway be careful out there. Have some books handy in case you can’t get online. :)