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Frigid weather can be painful for people and pets

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Slinging bricks up to the second story of a building is one way to stay warm outside in the cold. As construction continues on the new EMS station at 8th Avenue and Palmyra, workers say they stay pretty warm as long as they keep moving.

But they are dressing in several layers. They try to cover all exposed skin, but their faces and hands can be susceptible to frostbite with wind chills in the mid-teens. 

"It's hard to work in gloves, it's hard we just have to try and stay warm, they got a little heat in there, but they ain't got much," said Construction worker Tommy Russom.

The frigid temperatures can also be harsh on pets. When temperatures dip below freezing, you should consider bringing them inside.

If you can't, make sure you provide them with adequate warm shelter, with hay or blankets, and unfrozen water to drink.

 

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