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Cold Weather Tips

THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (KDHE) IS ENCOURAGING ALL KANSANS TO BE SAFE AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN TEMPERATURES DROP BELOW FREEZING.  WINTER HAS ARRIVED IN KANSAS AND BEING PREPARED CAN PREVENT HARM FROM THE EXTREMELY COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS EXPERIENCED IN OUR STATE. BY TAKING THE TIME TO PREPARE BEFORE YOU HEAD OUTDOORS EVEN FOR SHORT PERIODS OF TIME YOU WILL BE MORE LIKELY TO STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY WHEN TEMPERATURES CHANGE.  PLANNING AHEAD AND THINKING ABOUT HOW EACH DAY’S FORECASTED WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS IS KEY TO STAYING SAFE THIS WINTER.  BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR AND CHECK ON OTHERS ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY.  AVOID FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.  DRESS PROPERLY FOR THE COLD CONDITIONS.  UNDERSTAND WIND CHILL.