Transcript for 23 States Under Wind-Chill Advisories and Freeze Warnings
And we begin with the dangerous deep freeze. 160 million Americans, and tonight, 23 states under wind chill advisories and freeze warnings. And how homeowners and new worries about those pipes bursting. Tonight, we have more on what insurance does not cover. Over the next 12 hours, a massive surge of arctic air moving east and further south, possibly shattering records from Cincinnati to New York, down to Miami. The view inside this home in new York, playing out in so many homes. Water coming in through the ceiling. And of course, the rescues tonight. Even the animals. Trying to get to this dog in Massachusetts. The view flying over Chicago today. And in Kentucky tonight, they're using landfills now for the snow. We have more on the new storm moving in behind it, but we're going to begin tonight with ABC's Matt Gutman in Louisville. Reporter: Tonight, extreme cold bringing an expensive epidem epidemic. Burst pipes -- watch -- this family helpless as water rushes through their ceiling. Thousands of emergency calls from around the country. 4,000 in Washington, D.C. In the last ten days alone. Because burst pipes are not covered by homeowners insurance, it's crucial for homeowners to know where and how to shut off the water when there's a freeze danger, as our Alex Perez found out. Reporter: Why is it important to know where the water main is in a situation like this? If you get to it quick, you can save your house from flooding and save thousands of dollars. Reporter: Keeping your faucets dripping will keep water moving and prevent freezing. Across the country, the epic cold is creating epic scenes from lake Michigan, to this icy outline of a jeep in North Carolina. And tonight, more trouble on icy roads from Virginia, to Michigan. Two people surviving this crash. Their car pinned underneath a semi. All of Kentucky's salt in stored in 25 giant vaults like this one. But when the temperature sinks below 20 degrees, all of this becomes ineffective. Here in Louisville, where it was minus 3 today, concerns of frostbite. It hurts your fashion and nose and everything. Reporter: For perspective, we went to the coldest place in America. Cotton, Minnesota. Negative 43 degrees. Where Megan's the postmaster. Any skin that's exposed feels like pins and needles. Your toes are numb. It's hard to even take a breath, it hurts. Reporter: In conditions like these, the early signs of frostbite can begin in seconds. To protect yourself, limit your skin's exposure. Drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated. So cold, David, that folks have been fishing chunks of ice this thick off of the Ohio river here. It's only going to get worse for millions of Americans. Tonight's forecast here for Louisville, 13 degrees colder than the previous foreman cacast set in 1885.
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