Many in the Wiregrass area have been preparing for our freezing weather...that includes local doctors, who are warning everyone to bundle up. Slow movements and speech and being fuzzy minded are signs you need to be aware of in case hypothermia is setting in. In fact, shivering will subside when someone is experiencing hypothermia. Alcohol is usually known to warm the body, but actually in this weather it can contribute to dehydration. There are two groups that need to be extrememly mindful of suffering from cold-related incidents like hypothermia or frost bite...they are the very young and the very old. Most children have parents as caretakers, but sometimes the elderly are forgotten. However, they too, have to take extra precautions because of age and age related illnesses, so they don`t end up in the emergency room. Seniors are encouraged to stay out of the cold completely, as sometimes those vascular diseases can prevent them from feeling extreme conditions and no matter what your age, if you must go outside, be sure to put on many layers instead of just one heavy coat for better insulation.
Adopt a Pet 5-17-2013
The Dothan Animal Shelter and Save a Pet need your help in placing lovable animals into good homes.
Two Dothan Men Arrested for Burglary
Ryan Rodriguez and Lamar Wade were arrested for breaking into a Dothan home.
Unedited: James Reading Seeks Another Term
Incumbent claims the city is in good shape.
Houston County Rabies Clinic Offered Saturday
If you've got pets you might want to take a look. You can get their rabies vaccination this weekend without even having to go to the vet....
WCSO Deputies Use Bike Patrol as Another Crime-Fighting Tool
The Walton County Sheriff's Office adds bike patrol to their department.
Students Get Fit Using Video Games
Working up a sweat in PE by playing video games? That's how Cloverdale Elementary Students are staying fit.
House Agriculture Committee Approves New Farm Bill
New five year bill includes cost savings and reforms.
Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida's 2012 Uniform Crime Report
Floridians are safer today than any time in the last 42 years.
Sessions Applauds Letter On Water Reservoirs
Senator Jeff Sessions issued a statement concerning the use of federal reservoirs.
Memorial Day Brings Lifesaving Seatbelt Warning
Click It or Ticket Launching to Remind All Motorists to Buckle Up