17 August, 2022

How to take care of yourself in extreme cold

Storm and rain in New York City

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By Maria T. Morales

Arctic or extremely cold air arrives every winter and affects millions of people around the United States and in other parts of the world..

People exposed to extreme cold are susceptible to frostbite within minutes, and the most prone areas are bare skin and extremities such as hands and feet, meteorological authorities warn.

Hypothermia is one of the threats caused by extreme cold and this happens when the body loses heat faster than it can produce it..

In this situation, the recommendations of the National Weather Service are as follows: dress in layers, covering exposed skin to avoid frostbite, the hypothermia.

Likewise, being outdoors and facing the wind, try to seek shelter as soon as possible, already inside, change clothes and stay alert for hypothermia

You can check the website https://weather.gov/ to know and inform yourself about the dangers of snow and the cold season.

The extreme cold known as arctic air, it is deadly dangerous for humans, plants and animals, so the authorities call to protect themselves from this.