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Atlanta Winter Freeze: Read signs and symptoms of frostbite

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The country is cold from Detroit, Michigan to Atlanta, Georgia. Yesterday, Atlanta received snow and freezing rain causing a nightmare driving.

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According to the Weather Channel, a state of emergency continues Wednesday. The city of Atlanta is under a Civil Emergency. State government is closed through Thursday to allow crews to treat the roads and respond to emergencies. The governor asked businesses to follow suit and keep employees off the roads. Just before 2 p.m. local time Wednesday, busses arrived at Atlanta Public schools to take kids who were stuck at school overnight back to their homes. State transportation crews were continuing to treat roads and bring gas to stranded drivers. State troopers blame the storm for one death read the entire Weather Channel article

Stay safe in the cold! Before going outside, protect your skin read the Mayo Clinic's signs and symptoms of frostbite.

Signs and symptoms of frostbite include:
•A slightly painful, prickly or itching sensation
•Red, white, pale or grayish-yellow skin
•Hard or waxy-looking skin
•A cold or burning feeling
•Numbness
•Clumsiness due to joint and muscle stiffness
•Blistering, in severe cases

Frostbite typically affects smaller, more exposed areas of the body, such as your fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. Because of area numbness, you may not realize you have frostbite until someone else points it out. Frostbite occurs in several stages read the entire Mayo Clinic article

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