Cold winter weather will soon be here and El Dorado County health officials are asking residents to take steps now to prepare. “By planning ahead, before the cold weather arrives, individuals can ensure that their home, loved ones and pets are protected,” said Kristine Oase Guth with the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency.
According to Oase Guth, exposure to extreme cold can cause injury or serious health problems. Those especially at risk during extreme cold weather include seniors, infants, and other vulnerable people, and pets.
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Taking time to prepare in advance will greatly reduce the risk of weather-related health problems. For additional information and tips on winter weather preparation, visit www.edcgov.us/publichealth or www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter.
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