(WBNG) — A Wind Chill Warning remains in effect through the day Monday as the brutal cold hangs on for another day. Highs across the area may not even reach above zero on Monday, as strong northwest winds remain.
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12 News reporter Grace Gagnon was live in downtown Binghamton at 12 p.m. Monday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it’s best to stay indoors, if possible, during dangerously cold conditions.
The CDC has the following information listed about cold weather health and safety:
Hypothermia is caused by prolonged exposures to very cold temperatures. When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it’s produced. Lengthy exposures will eventually use up your body’s stored energy, which leads to lower body temperature. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. This makes hypothermia especially dangerous, because a person may not know it’s happening and won’t be able to do anything about it.
Frostbite is a bodily injury caused by freezing that causes a loss of feeling and color in affected areas. It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage the body, and severe cases can lead to amputation.
According to the CDC, adults and children should wear:
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Health officials are also urging people to be cautious not to over exert themselves with activities such as shoveling that might end up putting stress on their heart.
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