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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
348 PM CST Wed Nov 16 2016

348 PM CST Wed Nov 16 2016

...Winter Weather Preparedness Week for Illinois...
...Winter Weather Awareness Day for Missouri...

The very young and the elderly are the most susceptible to the
dangers posed by very cold temperatures. Protect children and
check on elderly relatives and neighbors.

During very cold weather, if you must go outside, dress for the
conditions. Wear several layers of light-weight, warm clothing.
Layers can be removed to prevent perspiring and subsequent chill.

Outer garments should be tightly woven, waterproof and hooded. For
the hands, mittens, snug at the wrist, offer the best protection.
It is important to cover the top of the head with a hood or hat.
A lot of heat is expelled from the body through the top of the

Frost bite is damage to body tissue caused by being frozen. Watch
for a loss of feeling or a white or pale appearance. Extremities,
such as fingers, toes, ear lobes and the tip of the nose are most
susceptible. Get medical help immediately. If you have to wait for
help, slowly warm the affected areas.

Shoveling snow in cold weather is hard work. Take frequent breaks
so you do not over exert yourself.


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