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People urged to use caution in extreme cold

The bitter cold conditions can make you feel uncomfortable and if your aren't prepared they can have deadly consequences. 

Liz Young and her family spent Monday out looking for deals and trying to stay warm. 

"You can see I'm all bundled up," she said. 

If you must go outside dress properly and make sure you listen to your body. 

"I start shivering," Young said. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control you should be sure to protect your nose, ears, toes, cheeks, chin and fingers. 

Some of the biggest concerns in extreme cold are hypothermia and frostbite. 

People who are at especially high risk include older adults and babies. People who drink alcohol in excess or use illicit drugs are also at an increased risk as well people who stay outside for long periods of time. 

For more information on the signs of frostbite and hypothermia as well as prevention and treatment tips CLICK HERE


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