Another cold day!! I imagine this is one of the coldest days that we have had! To think that spring is 19 days away… One day at a time, one day closer spring is itching to visit us! Many of us have seen more than enough snow, snow days at school, and the frigid temps have worn us all out!
To beat the cold, or attempt to at least, listed are some cold weather tips to aid us all in these frigid temps that seem to continue on!
Stay strong, warmer weather is on its way. Until then, bundle up, stay safe and think positive !!! Brrrrrrrr…….
• Stay indoors if possible. If you must go outside, wear protective gear, such as hats, mittens and gloves, in addition to a warm coat. Always protect your lungs with a scarf.
• Watch for signs of frostbite, which include loss of feeling or pale appearance of fingers, toes or face.
• Watch for signs of hypothermia, which include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, drowsiness and exhaustion.
• Understand the hazards of wind chill. As wind speed increases, heat is carried away from a person’s body more rapidly and could lead to severe hypothermia.
• Remove clothing if it gets damp or wet. Wet clothing can make you more prone to hypothermia.
• Check on family, friends and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance.
• Watch pets closely and keep them indoors when possible. Animals can suffer from hypothermia, frostbite and other cold weather injuries.
• Check and restock your emergency preparedness kit. If you don’t have a kit, make one.
• Minimize travel. If travel is necessary, keep a full tank of gas and an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle. Put warm clothing–such as gloves, blankets and hats–in your kit in case you become stranded.