HARRISBURG, Pa., March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphytoday urged Pennsylvanians to take important precautions to ensure their health and safety, and that of their loved ones, during a major winter storm that is expected to bring significant snowfall to much of the commonwealth beginning this evening.
Secretary Murphy also reminded caregivers and parents that children should be closely monitored while outdoors.
"It may seem like a winter wonderland outside, especially for children," Secretary Murphy said. "But heavy, wet snow can prove to be very dangerous for small children. In extreme cold and wind, like the conditions we expect to see over the next few days, children can get frostbite in just 15 minutes."
Follow these tips to make snow removal safer:
The most common cold-related problems are hypothermia and frostbite. Try to stay indoors as much as possible, but if you must go outside:
Additional information on how to stay safe during a snow storm can be found on the Department of Health's website at www.health.pa.gov or by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
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