INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Southern and eastern parts of the country are getting their dose of ultra-cold air that shattered records set decades ago.

Officials say it's dangerous to go outside in affected areas and the cold is keeping many schools and businesses closed.

Meanwhile, residents driven from their homes by power outages in the Midwest are now worried about bursting pipes.

Highs in the single digits are expected in Georgia and Alabama, and wind chill warnings stretch as far south as Florida, with forecasts calling for minus 10 in Atlanta and minus 12 in Baltimore.