Hypothermia

Winter weather can be hazardous.  Be prepared.  Use checklists for heating, water, car and emergency, food and safety, cooking and lighting, and communications.

Hypothermia is an abnormally low body temperature and is considered more dangerous than frostbite.  It is caused by the general cooling of the body and can quickly become life threatening.  If the body temperature drops below 86°F, death can occur.  Those most at risk for hypothermia are people who work outside, people in poor physical condition, the elderly, infants and people with health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.

Warning Signs of Hypothermia May Include:

What to Do

How to Prevent Hypothermia