Think it was cold last week?

Although the worst of the glacial temperatures may be past, the New Hampshire Gateway Chapter wants to remind people how to stay safe in the still-freezing weather expected through the weekend.

In a tip sheet distributed last week, the chapter advised:

n Avoid exposure to freezing temperatures and wind chill during outdoor activities.

n Dress in layers to help retain heat.

n Mittens provide more warmth than gloves.

n Take off wet clothes immediately and warm the core body temperature with blankets and by drinking warm fluids.

n Recognize symptoms of hypothermia, including confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering.

n Recognize frostbite warning signs, including gray, white or yellow skin, numbness or waxy-feeling skin.

For more information on preparing for cold weather, call the local Red Cross chapter at 889-6664 or visit