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How to stay safe during cold weather

Posted at 9:52 AM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 11:44:14-05

Public health officials are reminding people to stay safe in the cold snowy weather.

The first step is making sure you're bundled up well. Red Cross and CDC recommend wind resistant coats with inner layers of light warm clothing along with gloves, a hat and waterproof boots. 

Doctors say it's better to take outdoor chores like shoveling slow, so you don't over do it. Animals should have access to water that's not frozen and have enough shelter to stay warm.

And if you are using a space heater, remember keep it 3 feet from clothing, bedding, papers, rugs and curtains.