This is what you need to protect yourself from the “arctic” cold that will hit the United States today

An arctic cold front will break records this week and you must be prepared.

A freezing temperature monitoring It was issued by the National Weather Service for the United States. It is estimated that more than 75 percent of the American population will suffer extreme temperatures as of today.

According to forecasts, this week some states, such as Chicago, expect the lowest temperatures in its history registered since the 90s; and gusts of winds could freeze the thermal sensation.

[9:10 am] Observations clearly showing the dangerous cold heading our way from Canada! This movie shows temperatures and wind chills / plotted numbers / over the past ~ 12 hours. Nrn MN now into -40 to -55F wind chills. #mnwx #wiwx #iawx pic.twitter.com/sBO12BOZG2

– NWS La Crosse (@NWSLaCrosse) January 29, 2019

The intense cold can cause hypothermia (loss of body temperature) and burns on the skin. This can be deadly, especially among the elderly, young children, and pets. To protect yourself, you can follow the following recommendations From the American Red Cross and the New York Department of Health:

  • If possible, do not leave your home. In case you have to, put on several layers of clothing before going outside, like sweaters, thick coats and underwear of winter. This will adequately protect the body. Some options you can use are:

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  • Uses cotton socks (if possible two pairs), gloves, scarves and most importantly a hat, because 30% of body heat is lost through the head.
  • If your clothes get wet you should change them immediately for dry clothes.
  • Consume hot beverages and liquids such as soups and broths, which fill the body with nutrients, energy and keep you warm.
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages or caffeine, as they can cause dehydration and this makes the body more susceptible to cold and hypothermia.
  • The pets they can also be affected, so you should protect them with special clothes and coats before taking them outside.

If you have severe confusion, dizziness, tiredness, and tremors, you could be hypothermic. Other signs are numbness of the face, hands, feet, and difficulty breathing. If your skin turns yellowish, white, or gray, you may be suffering from cold burns. For more information on how to protect yourself from the cold, visit nyredcross.org