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Heiser’s Cold Weather Car Safety Tips for Milwaukee

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Arctic weather has hit Southeastern Wisconsin. Cold temperatures and brisk winds may result in wind chills plunging to 35 - 55 degrees below zero today. At Heiser, your wellbeing is of the utmost importance.  Thus, we have put together some safety guidelines to help you remain safe during extreme cold weather: Minimize the time spent outdoors. If you do go outside, let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.Wear appropriate outdoor clothing and dress in layers. Ensure that exposed skin is covered, including your fingers, nose, and ears.Be aware of the symptoms of frostbite and hypothermia. Frostbite can occur within minutes when unprotected skin is exposed to very cold temperatures, causing the affected area to appear white or grayish-yellow in color and feel firm or waxy. Hypothermia is life-threatening, and occurs when the body temperature drops too low, causing shivering, drowsiness, clumsiness and confusion. …