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Extreme cold warning for Kingston and area

Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Warning for Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee and Consecon.

Wind chills near minus 30 are expected overnight and into Saturday morning. These wind chills may return again Saturday night into Sunday morning, according to the national weather service.

“Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter,” said Environment Canada in an update.

Environment Canada advises residents to watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

“Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill,” Environment Canada advised, adding that residents should also be mindful of their pet’s well-being. “If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.”

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