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Getting Inside During the Extreme Cold
City provided warming centers during extreme weather
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Stamford, CT | Added on January 31, 2014 At 02:16 PM

The near freezing temperatures we've dealt with here in Connecticut, could be dangerous if you're outside for a long time.

"One of the things is, you get frost bite.  That means your fingers, your toes, your ears, they freeze up and you get blisters," said Ron Miller, director of environmental inspections with the city's department of health and social services. 

"You could also get hypothermia, meaning being outside too long when your body temperature drops below 98.6 [degrees] and you start to shiver.  You may start to feel stiffness in your joints."

Ron Miller says that's why the city opened warming shelters during the extreme cold conditions.  

"It's to protect the public from the cold," said Miller, "And it's to provide another resource to go into so when it's subzero degree temperatures, they have a place to go."

The warming center locations included places like the government  center, community centers and fire stations.

"During the day people come in," said Miller, "But we also have shelters throughout the city."

Miller says they posted information on the city's website.  Further information on how to stay safe in extreme cold weather can be found on bepreapredstamford.org.


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