Stay a step ahead of the storm with tips from the NBC Chicago Storm Team

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 at 08:46 AM CST

How to Keep Pets Safe in Cold Weather

How to Keep Pets Safe in Cold Weather

In the midst of a brutal winter blast, Chicago area residents will also need to take extra precautions to keep their pets safe. LeeAnn Trotter has the latest on tips for keeping pets safe in the cold.

Monday, Jan 5, 2015 at 06:00 PM CST

Warming Centers in Cook, DuPage Counties

Warming Centers in Cook, DuPage Counties

When Mother Nature takes the temperature to dangerous levels, it's important to find a safe place to stay warm.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 03:00 PM CDT

What's Your Evacuation Plan?

What's Your Evacuation Plan?

Pete Sack talks you through how to set up an emergency evacuation plan for your family.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:02 AM CDT

What to Do After the Storm has Passed

What to Do After the Storm has Passed

Andy Avalos takes you through a post-storm check list for homeowners and community members to work through after the inclement weather has passed.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 03:02 PM CDT

How to Download Our Weather Apps

How to Download Our Weather Apps

Alicia Roman takes you through some good mobile options to keep you in touch during severe weather events. She also provides useful vocabulary to keep you in the know when alerts, warnings and watches are...

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 03:00 PM CDT

What to do When a Tornado Heads for Your Apartment

What to do When a Tornado Heads for Your Apartment

Andy Avalos takes you through a typical apartment floor plan and points to the places where you'll be safest during inclement weather.

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Severe weather events are becoming more common and more devastating. The difference between safety and calamity can hinge on mere seconds. Take advantage of these tips and best practices to keep your family safe in inclement weather.
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Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny

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