Montgomery County issued a Hypothermia Alert from 9 a.m. Monday until 2 p.m. Tuesday.
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 the Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert from 9 AM Monday, 12/14 until 2 PM Tuesday 12/15. Expect the wind chill to be below 32 degrees. Wear layers if you go outside. For more info: https://t.co/SrUlSOrh5N pic.twitter.com/wtEAJAOnO4
— MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) December 13, 2020
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.