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The Office of Emergency Management supports a regional all-hazard approach to disaster management and Homeland Security through the coordination of programs that promote community planning, increase public awareness, and develop effective mitigation, response, and recovery capabilities.

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The Dangers of Frostbite

When temperatures plummet and frigid conditions ensue, frostbite becomes a serious threat.
Frostbite is when a specific part of the body becomes frozen.

In below-freezing temperatures, ice crystals can form in veins, blocking the flow of blood. This happens most often in fingers, the nose, ears, cheeks and/or chin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Frostbite can permanently damage the body and, in extreme cases, lead to amputation.

719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg C
Kane County Office of Emergency Management
Geneva, Illinois 60134
Emergency Operations Center: 630-208-8911 Office: 630-232-5985
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