Take caution in the cold
Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 23, 2000
Saturday, December 23, 2000
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – As sub-zero wind chills and temperatures well below freezing blanket the area, the American Red Cross urges families to take precautions to help ensure safety during the holiday weekend.
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When going outside, the Red Cross suggests wearing mittens rather than gloves because they provide more warmth.
And, because most heat is lost through the head, wear a hat, which will also cover your ears and protect them from freezing air.
Other tips include:
– Wear layers of clothing rather so that less body heat is lost and you can remove items when you get too warm.
– Wear waterproof insulated boots to help avoid frostbite or hypothermia, and to maintain footing in ice or snow.
– Get out of wet clothes immediately and warm the core body temperature with a blanket or warm fluids like hot cider and soup.
For more information, visit the Red Cross on the Internet at www.redcross.org or call the Red Cross in Huntington at 1-304-526-2900.