Cold weather calls for bundling up

first_img“Frostbite, frostnip, those affect the peripheral areas of the body, the tip of the nose, the ear lobes, maybe even the fingers and toes in certain circumstances,” said Serowik. If you do have to be outside though, emergency officials recommend having a second person with you to make sure you both are safe. “Probably the most important thing is to dress for the weather, even if you don’t plan on being outdoors for a long period of time. You don’t know if you’re going to get stuck out there, maybe your car breaks down,” said Raymond Serowik, emergency medical services coordinator for Broome County. If it’s severe enough, frostbite can cause you to lose limbs. If you’re in the cold for a long period of time, you can also experience hypothermia. This causes your internal body temperature to drop. If you don’t take the dropping temperatures seriously, experts say there could be some severe health affects associated with being outside unprotected from the elements. TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — If you’ve been outside lately, then you know the weather has been very cold. center_img “Even if you’ve never had a problem before, your health conditions may have changed and put you at more risk for this. People really need to pay attention when we start getting extraordinarily cold weather,” said Serowik. “Hypothermia can actually kill you if conditions are just wrong,” said Serowik. As temperatures continue to drop, you’ll want to make sure your warm and healthy before heading outside. Serowik says layers are the way to go. By wearing multiple layers, you can remove some clothing if the weather is warmer than you thought. last_img read more

NASCAR cancels Watkins Glen International weekend

first_imgWGI says ticket holders will receive a full credit for their purchase and an additional 20 percent of the total amount in their account within 5 to 7 days. “While we are disappointed we will not experience NASCAR in New York this year, as we look broadly at the current pandemic in our country and around the world, we must focus first on everyone’s safety and well-being as NASCAR seeks the best way to continue delivering a remarkable on-track product week after week.” WGI President Michael Printup released a statement reading in part: following statement: WATKINS GLEN (WBNG) — Watkins Glen International announced NASCAR Weekend will not be coming to New York next month. It has been moved to Daytona International Speedway for the weekend of Aug. 14 through 16. The credit can be applied to a NASCAR race event in 2020 or 2021 at a NASCAR-owned track.last_img read more