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Monday January 12th, 2015

Posted at 11:39am

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has issued a Cold Weather Alert for Windsor-Essex County that will be in effect until Tuesday, January 13th, 2015.

Based on the Environment Canada forecast, temperatures are predicted to dip to -17°C (1°F) overnight Monday into Tuesday morning.

Extreme cold is characterized by temperatures far below normal. Individuals who are stranded and those without shelter are in immediate danger, as are individuals whose homes are poorly insulated or without heat.

The most common health problems associated with exposure to extreme cold are hypothermia and frostbite. Hypothermia occurs when the body loses heat faster than it is produced.

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