Staying safe in extreme cold weather

The Weather Channel has been covering the dangerous deep freeze that is expected to arrive overnight in Central New York.

The Weather Channel has been covering the dangerous deep freeze that is expected to arrive overnight in Central New York. Meteorologists predict “the coldest weather in years.”

With single digit temperatures predicted for Tuesday morning in Central New York, here are some reminders from the emergency experts at Upstate about staying safe in the frigid cold.

Jeremy Joslin, MD cautions looking out for seniors and the elderly in this interview with WSYR Channel 9. The emergency physician says when wind chills reach 10 or 20 below zero, frostbite can develop within just 15 minutes.

His colleague Eben Barus, MD explains the essentials of proper footwear in this interview with CNYCentral. If your feet get wet, you put your feet at risk, no matter your physical health. “It is a matter of physics,” he says. “It is going to take the heat our of your skin, and eventually the water in there will start to freeze.”

Joslin talks with WSYR channel 9

Barus talks with CNYCentral 

The National Institutes of Health explains hypothermia risks to seniors

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