De Blasio: Hypothermia, frostbite risks amid cold temps

Mayor de Blasio warned Bronx residents Friday about health risks brought on by frigid temperatures.

The mayor reminded residents to look for the warning signs and monitor the young and elderly.

The mayor reminded residents to look for the warning signs and monitor the young and elderly. (1/3/14)

THE BRONX - Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Bronx residents Friday about health risks brought on by frigid temperatures.

Residents are at risk of frostbite if their clothes, shoes or gloves get wet. The other health risk is hypothermia, which is when the body goes into shock from extreme cold weather.

De Blasio advises residents to look for people shivering or slurring speech and get them medical attention right away.

The mayor also reminded tenants to reach out to landlords if they have no heat and to also to check on the young and the elderly.

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