sábado, 7 de enero de 2017

Winter Weather Preparedness Basics

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Winter Weather Preparedness Basics

Cold weather, ice and snow are coming to many parts of the country this weekend - including some areas that tend to be warm and sunny.  If it has been a while since you've had to worry about cold weather preparedness, take a few minutes to brush up on the basics, get a few supplies, and touch base with friends or neighbors who might need some help.  Learn More >>
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Avoid, Spot and Treat:  Frostbite and Hypothermia

In cold weather, the body starts to loose heat faster than it can be produced, which can lead to frostbite and hypothermia. Remembering some basics can help keep you healthy when temperatures drop.  If you are an older adult, work outside, or have a small child, take extra precautions.  Don't drink alcohol or use illicit drugs.  Learn how to help someone with hypothermia or frostbite.  Learn More >>

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