The Department of Public Health is reminding state residents to prepare for the cold weather and winds forecast for the next few days, to avoid hypothermia and frostbite.

They point out that exposed skin can suffer frostbite in just a matter of minutes in cold temperatures, and suggest dressing in layers, wearing a hat, a scarf or face mask, sleevs snug at the wrist, mittens and water-resistant coat and boots.

They also urge residents to check on elderly neighbors and family members.

See advice from the Department of Public Health,  as well as signs of frostbite and hypothermia, tips for working outside in winter weather, preventing carbon monoxide poisoning, removing snow, and other tips for dealing with the extreme cold at their website, http://www.ct.dph/cwp


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