Pets and People Brace for Near Record Cold Temperatures
GAINESVILLE- UF Student Jackson Heintz and his classmates have found comfort from the cold in an unlikely place... the gym.
For Heintz the cold weather is not something he’s familiar with," especially since I’m from South Florida, it’s definitely colder up here than it is down there.”
People in North Central Florida from Monday night into Tuesday morning are expecting near record low temperatures in the 20’s--- add in a windchill to make that temperature near 8 degrees.
Experts say to avoid a visit to the ER for hypothermia you might want to reconsider shorts and flip flops this week.
UF Health Emergency Room Physician, David Meurer says, “Mild hypothermia someone who’s shivering, whose temperature is between 90 and 96 degrees can be treated with external rewarming, certainly get any cold and wet clothing off them get them in a warm area, if they’re awake enough to drink they can drink hot beverages."
The Saint Francis House in Gainesville is expanding its shelter space capacity by 60 beds to help get cold people off the street.
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