Safety Urged During Low Temperatures

by | Feb 1, 2023 | News | 0 comments

The low temperatures throughout the region pose safety concerns. National Weather Service data reported Tuesday’s lows at 42 below zero in Craig and 18 below zero in Vernal. These were both new record lows for that date on those official reporting stations located at each City’s airport. There were reports of even lower temperatures in the surrounding areas for both. In response to the dangerous conditions, the American Red Cross of Utah is offering safety reminders during the freezing temperatures. As wind increases, heat is carried away from your body at a fast rate, which drives down your body temperature and makes you feel much colder than it is outside. Dress properly for winter weather: A coat, scarf, hat, gloves, and water-resistant boots are a good start. Early signs of hypothermia are shivering and pale, cold skin. Late signs of hypothermia include loss of ability to shiver, disorientation, a glassy stare, and unresponsiveness. In your homes and properties, there are several things you can do to prevent frozen pipes. Open cabinet doors to circulate warmer air around plumbing. Let cold water drip from the faucet at a trickle. Don’t set your temperature below 55 degrees Fahrenheit. 

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