The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers tips on avoiding hypothermia and frostbite in bad weather.
The most vulnerable:
- Older adults with inadequate food, clothing, or heating
- Babies sleeping in cold bedrooms
- People who remain outdoors for long periods—the homeless, hikers, hunters, etc.
- People who drink alcohol or use illicit drugs
Signs of hypothermia
- Exhaustion or feeling very tired
- Fumbling hands
- Memory loss
- Slurred speech
- bright red, cold skin
- very low energy
The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reminds people to keep their pets out of harm’s way.
To report an endangered animal, call 631 382-7722