Laurens County Emergency Management Agency has established warming stations at the following locations: Laurens County Fire Department, Clinton City Public Safety, and Laurens City Police Department and Fire Department.
The warming stations opened at 4 p.m. and will remain open for the next 48 hours.Residents are welcome to stop by any of the warming stations to rest, hydrate, and warm up in order to prevent cold-related illnesses, including hypothermia.
According to the CDC, signs of hypothermia in adults include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, and drowsiness. In infants, symptoms include bright red, cold skin and low energy.
The heating centers will provide heat, water, warm beverages and sitting areas. If needed, transportation to the warming stations can be provided as available. Citizens with pets are allowed to bring them to warming centers if the pets are in a carrier or on a leash.
For more information, contact the Laurens County Emergency Management Agency at (864) 984-4731.
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Sunday, March 9 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-03-10 01:32:37 GMT
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