BY JUSTIN MINYARD
For the duration of this week, West Point will be hit by an extraordinary cold spell. Mondayâ€™s highs were in the mid 20s with lows in the single digits with similarly cold conditions expected for the next few days. With that, itâ€™s imperative that individuals be wary of certain elements while trying to stay warm throughout the week.
â€śThis is probably the coldest temperatures weâ€™ve had in years,â€ť said West Point Fire Department Chief Johnny Littlefield. â€śI canâ€™t remember it being this cold with the windchill the way it is.â€ť
Littlefield said in an effort to stay warm, people are likely to travel to a retail outlet of choice and purchase a portable heater. Or they will enlist the services of a heater already in their possession.
With that, however, such individuals will need to take â€ścommon senseâ€ť measures to ensure their safety, according to Littlefield.
â€ś(Portable heaters are) certainly laboratory approved,â€ť Littlefield said. â€śBut there again it comes back to common sense â€”Â donâ€™t put them next to anything.â€ť
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