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Students get frostbite

Waterloo (KWWL) - Eastern Iowa cities struggled to stay above negative degrees, causing a danger to those outdoors.

A least a dozen area children are recovering from exposure to extreme cold temperatures. Waterloo school nurses report almost a dozen students may have possible frostbite from the cold.

Sub-zero temperatures, coupled with a wind chill of -30 degrees, created dangerous conditions for unprotected skin.

The Red Cross says a wind chill of -20 degrees will cause frostbite in just 30 minutes.

Frostbite signs include pain on the skin that turns white, waxy or firm skin, and numbness. If you get frostbite get inside right away and soak in warm water and get medial help as soon as possible. Do not use hot water or heat pads because they could burn your numbed skin.


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