Health officials have serious concerns about the polar vortex

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The polar vortex that has taken over our region has began raising the eyebrows of health officials as they start spreading awareness of the frigid temperatures we have been experiencing.

This frigid weather is a once in a generation freeze that will have most of the Twin Tiers reaching negative temperatures throughout the week.

Health officials of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira warn people to stay inside as much as possible in order to avoid the very serious effects of the freezing temperatures.

The main concerns of officlas are frostbite and hypothermia. If not taken care of properly, frost bite or hypothermia can have serious effects on your body causing things such as serious chronic pain, permanent sensability, and or numbness to the cold.

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