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How to stay safe in the brutal cold

By: Howard Stikes — 

More single-digit temperatures, snow and ice are predicted for this week in many parts of the country, including Louisville.

While going through this season, being safe is the ultimate goal. Hypothermia and frostbite can happen in a matter of minutes if you don’t recognize and protect yourselves, loved ones and neighbors against these hazards of arctic-like temperatures.

No one can stop the onset of winter, however, the Center for Disease Control lists several ways to prepare to stay safe, warm and healthy during cold temperatures.

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous and even fatal. Planning ahead can help you stay safe and healthy.

For additional tips regarding safety during cold weather, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at

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