Winter Safety Tips
Winter is quickly approaching, read these safety tips to insure a safe and warm winter.
Warning signs of Hypothermia:
- Shivering, exhaustion
Confusion, fumbling hands
Memory loss, slurred speech
- Bright red, cold skin
Very low energy
What is frostbite?
- Frostbite is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and color in affected areas. It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage the body, and severe cases can lead to amputation.
Warning signs of Frostbite:
- White/ grayish- yellow skin area
Skin feels firm or waxy
Best Clothing for winter weather:
- hat, scarf, sleeves that are snug at the wrist, mittens, water resistant coat and shoes, several layers
For more information, visit http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/faq.asp