Montgomery County issued a Hypothermia Alert from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Thursday.
The county issues the alert when temperature and/or wind chill is forecasted to go below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. County Emergency Management and Homeland Security tells residents to expect wind chills below 32 degrees.
Montgomery County has activated a Hypothermia Alert for extreme cold for 6:00pm Wed, 11/16 until 1:00pm Thu, 11/17. Expect the wind chill to be below 32 degrees. Wear layers if you go outside. Take extra precautions if you spend significant time outdoors: https://t.co/SrUlSOrh5N pic.twitter.com/qCDN67DiyO
— Montgomery Co OEMHS (@ReadyMontgomery) November 16, 2022
Warning signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion, confusion and drowsiness, says the county. If residents notice any signs in someone, they should check their temperature. If it is below 95 degrees, it is an emergency and residents should immediately get medical attention. If someone is unconscious and does not feel like they have a pulse or is not breathing, the county says to call 911.