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Keeping Warm Through the Frigid Weekend

With single digit temperatures approaching the Southern Tier, the American Red Cross is making sure residents stay safe in the cold.

Officials say if going outside, dress in several layers of lightweight clothing, mittens and a hat.

Also, be aware of the symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite.

"If you do notice some signs of hypothermia, severe shivering, and confusion, and things like that; those are some of the signs to seek medical attention," said Southern Tier Red Cross Executive Director Colleen McCabe.

"Some of the signs for frost bite, tingling, numbness, a flush of gray on your skin or skin discoloration; any of those signs suggest seeking medical attention as well."

McCabe adds to never leave space heaters or wood burning fire places unattended while heating your home.

For more information about cold winter safety, visit www.redcross.org.