Residents Cautioned to Avoid Frostbite and Hypothermia

With temperatures in our local area not expected to be above freezing in the next week, we are encouraging you to take precautions against frostbite.

The Centers for Disease Control says that in cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced, which can lead to some serious health related problems.

The CDC recommends when the weather is extremely cold, to try to stay indoors as much as possible. If you must go outside, make sure to bring a covering for your face and mouth. You also want to wear several layers, a hat, a coat, gloves, and water-resistant boots.

The Register Herald reports that the body parts most often affected by frostbite are the nose, ears, toes, cheeks, chin, and fingers.

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