With the wind chill expected to drop below -30, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health have issued a cold-weather health warning for the region.

The health unit says when temperatures are so low, children and seniors should take precautions to avoid the effects of the cold, or to go outside completely.

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“Very cold weather carries an increased risk of hypothermia for people who stay outside for long periods without adequate protection. Exposure to cold temperatures can result in serious injuries,” the health unit said in a statement.

To prevent cold injuries, hypothermia and freezing, the health unit recommends wearing several layers of clothing, covering skin and drinking warm liquids.

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It also requires the public to regularly look after elderly and vulnerable people to ensure they are in a safe and warm environment.


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