The American Red Cross would like to remind people to remember the following safety tips in cold weather:
Dressing: Most of your body heat is lost through your head, so wear a hat and dress in layers. Wear waterproof and insulated boots. Mittens provide more warmth than gloves.
Get out of wet clothes immediately, and warm the core body temperature with a blanket or warm fluids like hot cider or soup. Avoid drinking caffeine or alcohol if you expect you have hypothermia or frostbite.
Recognize the symptoms of hypothermia: confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering.