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Local NewsBrant County Health Unit issues Cold Weather Alert

The Brant County Health Unit has issued a Cold Weather Alert for Brant.

Everyone is at risk during very cold weather. In temperatures of -15C or colder, unprotected skin can freeze in less than 30 minutes and the risk of developing hypothermia is high.

The BCHU offers these tips to prevent cold injuries, such as hypothermia and frostbite:
  • Wear several layers of clothing and make sure the outer layer protects you from both wind and wetness.
  • Cover exposed skin using hats, scarves, neck warmers, mittens, and/or face masks.
  • Wear waterproof winter boots with an extra layer of socks.
  • Drink warm, caffeine- and alcohol-free fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • Check on elderly and vulnerable people frequently, to ensure they are safe and warm.

For more tips on how to stay safe during cold weather visit: www.bchu.org/coldalert.

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