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Reminders to Stay Warm When Temperatures Drop

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Frigid temperatures are upon us, possibly even hitting below zero before the wind chill. Here are some reminders on how to stay warm!

Be aware that the wind can make it feel even colder than it really is. So as the winds whip up, chances for hypothermia go up. 

Wear loose fitting, warm clothes and keep them dry, especially your socks.

If you or someone you know needs a warm place to stay, contact the Interfaith Shelter in Jackson at (517)-789-8735. The manager there says they're not full.

If you own a high-efficiency furnace, be sure to change the filter at least every year. Some should be changed monthly and can be washed with warm water at home. The outtake pipes on the furnace that run from your home to the outside can get clogged with snow and can freeze. Keep them clear of icicles and snow.

Don't put off calling in a repairman when their furnace goes out. It can often cause bigger problems.

Think about animals, too. Keep them inside on days where temperatures continue to drop. Call Animal Control if you think an animal has been outside too long

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