KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In an effort to make sure everyone stays safe this winter, the American Red Cross has set up multiple warming centers across the metro.
When the temperatures with the wind chill drop into the negatives, those who have to leave their home should layer up the hats, gloves, scarves and more. The temperatures can be dangerous if you are not prepared and can lead to frost bite and hypothermia very quickly.
Some will also be using space heaters to stay warm from inside of their home and Angie Springs from the Red Cross has a few safety tips.
Springs suggests a three-foot rule when using a space heater, which means people should not put anything within three-feet of the space heater because they can easily tip over and start a fire. Springs also suggests turning the space heater off and unplugging it when you're not in the room.
"We just want to keep people safe," Springs says. "We want to really ensure that across the nation that we are decreasing the number of home fatalities by 25 percent over the next five years. That takes all of us coming together to be mindful of how we're heating our home."
Multiple warming centers are available across the metro for those who do not have heat or shelter. Click here for the full list.