7 Things to know: Get ready for winter weather
NEW YORK (WABC) -- With colder weather already arriving, here are 7 things to know about preparing for the winter season.
Adults and children should wear:
a scarf or knit mask to cover face and mouth
sleeves that are snug at the wrist
mittens (they are warmer than gloves)
water-resistant coat and shoes
several layers of loose-fitting clothing
Be sure to stay dry too - wet clothing chills the body rapidly. Excess perspiration will increase heat loss, so remove extra layers of clothing whenever you feel too warm.
Do not burn paper in a fireplace.
Ensure adequate ventilation by opening an interior door or slightly opening a window if you must use a kerosene heater.
Use only the type of fuel your heater is designed to use - don't substitute.
If your heater has a damaged electrical cord or produces sparks, don't use it.
Use fireplaces, wood stoves, and other combustion heaters only if they are properly vented to the outside and do not leak flue gas into the indoor air space. Make sure chimneys and flues are cleaned periodically.
Do not place a space heater near things that may catch on fire, such as drapes, furniture, or bedding.
For more health and safety tips from the CDC, please visit their website. (Click here).
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