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Extreme cold warnings issued

Extreme cold warnings have been issued by Environment Canada as of Tuesday afternoon including for Lloydminster, Wainwright, Vermilion, Provost also, Bonnyville, St. Paul, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, along with, Unity, Maidstone, St. Walburg, and the Battlefords.

Extremely cold wind chill values near minus 40 will develop this evening and then moderate through Wednesday morning.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Watch for cold-related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness, and colour change in fingers and toes.

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Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frostbite and hypothermia.

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