Stories tagged with: Cold Temperatures

January 2, 2014 - 5:22pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

With the wind chills expected to hit below zero, the elderly and the young need to take extra precautions.

"Elderly people aren't able to make as much body energy like other people can, and the children have so much more surface area like a bigger head to lose the heat through that they can't maintain themselves," explained Dr. Vicki Whitacre, of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.

Two other groups of people that should also take extra precautions...

December 12, 2010 - 9:40pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

Reports indicate that nearly 700 cases of hypothermia fatalities occur each year in the United States.

With temperatures taking a dive and wind chills dipping below zero at times, it's important to stay warm.  Dr. Charles Feicht of Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital explains how hypothermia can sneak up on you.

"In the healthy individual, the initial symptom is feeling cold and then that's followed by shivering and then if nothing is done to correct the problem, you just...

December 8, 2010 - 3:50pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

A morning fire in Zanesville forces several families out into the cold.

The call came in around 9 AM at 533 Glendale Avenue in Zanesville. Chief Dave Lacy says everyone was able to escape unharmed despite the extreme amount of damage.

"There are three apartment units and the occupant from one of the apartments called. The fire at that time was not actually in his apartment; it was in the one next door," said Lacy.

With the bitter cold temperatures this...

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