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Dangerous Wind Chills Could Cause Frostbite in Minutes

Wind chills of 30-to-40 below zero can be dangerous to your health if you’re not properly prepared.

Exposed skin could suffer frostbite in as little as 10 minutes and Floyd County Public Health Administrator Gail Arjes says your face and hands are most susceptible to being affected.

Arjes says if you think you have frostbite, don’t wait to treat it.

Arjes says a common mistake in treating frostbite is trying to heat up those extremities too fast, which could lead to skin damage.

Her advice to avoid frostbite includes dressing appropriately for frigid temperatures with hats, gloves and coats, and include extra blankets in your vehicle when you travel.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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