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The Dangers of Frost Bite

Nov 05, 2019 02:49PM ● By Editor
Photo:  WHOTV

Winter Hazard Awareness Week from the National Weather Service - Duluth - Posted:  November 4, 2019

Frostbite is a real and present winter danger across the Northland! Frostbite is the freezing of skin and underlying tissues, caused by exposure to extreme cold.

The best way to prevent frostbite is to stay indoors, but if you must go out be sure to cover all extremities and drink plenty of fluids!

Take breaks often, and if you find yourself experiencing frostbite consult a medical professional.

 
In wind chills of -20 and below frostbite can occur in 30 minutes or less… and when the wind chill drops below -40, it can take just a few minutes for frostbite to occur!
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