Tips for staying warm in the extreme cold

By Conor Mooney

Tips for staying warm in the extreme cold

January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 7:36 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) With temperatures expected to be below zero in the coming hours, the Red Cross offers tips for staying safe and warm.

Remember to wear layers of lightweight clothing, including gloves and a hat.

If you're out shoveling, remember to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks as the work can be strenuous.

Be sure to seek medical attention if you have signs of hypothermia, including confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering.

Be aware of symptoms of frostbite, which include numbness, flushed gray, white, blue or yellow skin discoloration of the skin, numbness, or waxy feeling skin.

Remember to keep pets indoors, or make sure they have heavy shelter if they can't come inside.

To avoid your pipes freezing, try running water, even if its a trickle, to keep them from freezing.

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