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Dangers of Extreme Cold

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

frozen plain with grass and a house, covered in snow. Cold weather may not happen often in Texas, but it's important to be prepared.

San Antonio Texas is not known for cold weather, but it does occur, and SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch would like to make you aware of some of the dangers associated with this type of weather.

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, as well as heart attacks from overexertion, according to Ready.gov. That is why it is important to be aware of the effect of extremely cold temperatures can have on you.

Frostbite is caused when your skin is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Physical symptoms include white or grayish-yellow skin, skin that feels unusually firm or waxy, numbness.

Hypothermia is when your body temperature falls to an abnormally low temperature caused from long exposure to cold weather. Signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, and drowsiness. If someone's body temperature is below 95°, seek medical attention immediately.

To avoid these conditions, stay indoors, if possible. If not, dress in layers to stay warm and keep dry.

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch hopes that this information was helpful. If you need additional information or you need our services, please call 210-670-9591.

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