Chicago-Style Cold Weather Advice for the East Coast

As Chicago embarks on achieving one of the longest cold stretches since 1936, its residents decided to impart some advice for handling extreme cold.

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NBC 7 San Diego
"Stay inside, put plastic on the windows and heavy blankets. Know the electric might go out - a gas stove is a blessing. Push couches together or huddle in a bed with large blankets. Candles are important perhaps for warmth. Oranges, water, can goods, bananas. Prayers to all." -- Victoria Baker
2/16
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"Remove the snow before it becomes solid as a rock. Stock up on food or have a snow removal party with neighbors!" -- Andrea Gina Montoya-Eshu
3/16
"Above all the usual advice; keeping a positive mental attitude and just being brave enough to suck it up will go a long way." -- James Venters
4/16
NBC Connecticut
"Get a deep dish pizza before the snow hits so that you can eat for a week" -- Jess Baldacchino
5/16
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"Layer and don't worry about looking cute. Cover your face completely!" -- O.J. Wojahowski
6/16
"Make sure your pets are protected and do not leave them outside" - Lisa Bullington Snyder
7/16
"Layers,layers,layers. And do not go out unless you absolutely have to." -- Sherry L. Walski
8/16
Pacific Park
"Snowboarding goggles and fleece lined pants are your friends" -- Monique Nicole
9/16
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"Full face covering, thermal hoods and LAYERS" --Mike Drop Gilbert
10/16
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"A scarf, Chapstick, and quality hand cream" --Karen Clarke
11/16
The Forum
"Put a chair in your parking spot once you've shoveled it out!" --Kathleen Luczynski
12/16
Pacific Park
"Make a huge pot of chili and enjoy the storm!" --Steve Lemes
13/16
Twitter User @MayorOfLA
"Believe me you will live through it and never be the same again!" --Stephen A. Foglio
14/16
Telemundo
"Get a good hat and BRING IN YOU PETS" --Lauren Berry
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"Layers dress in layers!" --Gayle Aguirre Ansted
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"Suck it up buttercup" --Sam D'Anza
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