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Safety Professionals Offer Winter Weather Advice

With it getting colder outside, safety professionals offered their advice on how to stay safe and healthy during this winter.

Posted: Feb 8, 2021 1:03 PM

As frigid temperatures impact the tri-state, there are some steps you can take to ensure you and your homes are safe this winter. 

One simple reminder, be catious of your surroundings so you don't end up paying a visit to the doctor.

Also, make sure to take a few extra minutes and walk carefully when heading out the door, and if you're using a space heater to keep warm, remember to keep them away from anything flammable. 

"Keeping your blankets, clothing, and things away from those alternative heat sources," said Kim Garrett, fire investigator for the Evansville Fire Department. "Being careful when your refueling. Using the appropriate fuel in that heater is also important. You want to make sure it's cool and not running when you're refilling like a generator. Sometimes that will spill out and get on a hot part of the engine, or the motor, or the heating element and cause a fire."

The American Red Cross also offered tips in staying safe in dangerously cold temperatures. 

They say if you must go outside, cover your mouth and protect your lungs from severely cold air.

Also, they said to watch for any signs of hypothermia and frostbite. 

Evansville
Clear
19° wxIcon
Hi: 26° Lo: 9°
Feels Like: 12°
Owensboro
Clear
20° wxIcon
Hi: 27° Lo: 11°
Feels Like: 20°
Princeton
Clear
19° wxIcon
Hi: 25° Lo: 7°
Feels Like: 19°
Madisonville
Clear
22° wxIcon
Hi: 29° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 16°
Jasper
Clear
15° wxIcon
Hi: 25° Lo: 6°
Feels Like: 15°
The bitterly cold start to our Wednesday will inevitably lead to a cooler-than-average afternoon across the Tri-State. We're currently expecting an afternoon high of 26° in Evansville on Wednesday afternoon (that’s 17° below average for this time of the year). Temperatures will once again dive back down towards the teens for many of us overnight and into early Thursday. As for right now Thursday morning looks as though will be slightly warmer, but only just - believes model data indicates that we will see a morning low temperature of 14° under partly cloudy skies in Evansville tomorrow morning.
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