Tips for coping with extreme cold weather conditions

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Here are some tips for coping with extreme cold weather conditions.

If possible, run a small stream of water from a home faucet to help prevent pipes from freezing.

coldpersonDo not use an oven as a heating device.

Check carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to ensure they are working properly.

Make sure to cover as much of your face as possible while outside.

Breathing through a scarf will warm the air before it enters your lungs.

Wear several layers of lightweight clothing.

Experts say the air between the garments acts as insulation to keep the body warmer.

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