Take precautions against extreme cold during the beginning of this week when dangerously cold wind chill temperatures are predicted to range from -20 to -35 degrees. As temperatures drop, heat leaves your body quickly, which can result in hypothermia or frostbite. Both conditions can be life threatening.
You can take simple, common sense precautions to avoid cold-related health problems. While anyone can be affected by extreme cold, infants and elderly are particularly at risk, as are people with impaired circulation, asthma or cardiac problems. Check on senior neighbors and family members regularly when possible.