Hypothermia can set in quickly if you’re not careful in this bitter cold
Local health experts said the cold weather can cause your body to lose heat faster than it can produce it. “Hypothermia and cold temperatures go parallel and there is definitely some danger associated with them,” said Dr. Ambica Sandhir, an ER Physician at St. Luke’s Health-Patients Medical Center. The cold weather also poses a threat to pets. The Mayo Clinic recommends gently moving the person indoors if possible without making any jarring movements which could cause heart issues. The Mayo Clinic also lists the risk factors that make people more susceptible to hypothermia.
Homeowners rush to protect property ahead of freeze
HOUSTON – As the temperatures continue to drop, homeowners across southeast Texas are doing what they can to protect their property. AdPerry also encourages homeowners to water the roots of the plants before the freeze. Carol Burton, who also works at Urban Harvest, suggests bringing any plant you can pick up into your house or in your garage. Urban Harvest also recommends taking precautions when it comes to your sprinklers. As far as swimming pools, Sunshine Pools in Houston suggests making sure your pool equipment is running 24 hours a day during the freezing temperatures.