Yet again this year we are expecting to be hit by temperatures in the -20 range with wind chills below -30, in such extreme cold the City of Brantford is encouraging the public to take precautions.
To prevent hypothermia and frostbite, the public is reminded to:
- Wear several layers of clothing
- Cover exposed skin using hats, scarves, neck warmers, mittens, face masks
- Wear waterproof winter boots and extra socks
- Drink warm, caffeine and alcohol-free fluids to prevent dehydration
- Frequently check on the elderly and vulnerable to ensure they’re safe and warm
The City urges all who need shelter to make use of the services available. The shelters include the Salvation Army, for single men aged 18+, Rosewood House for single men and women, aged 18+, Nova Vita for homeless women/children, and the Youth Resource Centre for Male and female youth aged 15-19.
It is also important to keep an eye on the vulnerable as mentioned; homeless, infirm, elderly, and young; as well as those who work outdoors. While not forgetting our four legged friends. Make sure that they do not begin to show the signs of frostbite or hypothermia.
Stay Warm, Stay Safe, during this late but intense winter.