Temperatures in the Tri-Town will be frigid on Thursday, with the highs expected to be in the mid to low 20′s. Be careful! The American Red Cross offers these safety tips when dealing with temperature plunges:
- Dress in several layers of lightweight clothing. That will keep you warmer than a single heavy coat.
- Mittens provide more warmth to your hands than gloves. Wear a hat that covers your ears.
- Waterproof, insulated boots are the best to keep your feet warm and dry.
- Take frequent breaks when outdoors and stay hydrated.
- Seek medical attention immediately if you have hypothermia symptoms (confusion, dizziness, exhaustion or severe shivering) or frostbite symptoms (numbness, flushed gray, white blue or yellow skin discoloration).
- Don’t forget about your pets! Leaving them outdoors in these temperatures for extended periods of time could be hazardous to their health.