Safety tips for dealing with frigid temperatures

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A frigid arctic blast has people across the Northeast, including here in Central PA, struggling to stay warm.

Before you head outside, it’s important to prepare yourself for the extremely cold temperatures.

For starters, make sure you cover your ears, head and mouth to prevent frostbite.

Doctors say people can develop frostbite within just thirty minutes of being outside in these low temperatures.

It’s also important to stay dry and avoid exertion if you have to go outside to shovel.

Another issue doctors warn of is hypothermia.

Some signs of hypothermia include red or cold skin, low energy, confusion and memory loss, plus exhaustion or general drowsiness.

Governor Tom Wolf is also encouraging people across the state to be extra careful over the next few days as they brave the brutal temperatures.

He’s asking people to check on their neighbors and to also bring all pets indoors.

For more information on cold weather safety tips, click here.