Extreme Cold
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Extreme Cold

  • Wear several layers of loose fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing
  • Wear mittens instead of gloves
  • Wear water-repellent clothing
  • Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs
  • Wear a hat
  • Make sure small children, infants and the elderly stay warm. They are much more vulnerable to the cold weather.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages
  • Where possible, try and keep one room in your home heated to 21 degrees Celsius (70 Fahrenheit).
  • Eat high energy foods and drink warm beverages.
  • Beware of over-exertion; shovelling snow or pushing disabled cars can be very demanding, and should only be done by individuals in good health.¬†

Extreme Cold Advisory

  • During the colder months of the year, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit issues Extreme Cold Advisories when winter¬†temperatures become dangerous.¬† Advisories will be posted along with precautionary information at the Health Unit Website.