PBPN Closed Thursday, December 22nd

Due to the forecasted winter weather and sub-zero wind chill temperatures PBP Nation will be closed on Thursday, December 22nd.

With the scheduled Christmas Holiday, the Nation’s services will not reopen until Tuesday, December 27th.

For Tribal members needing medications over this period, it is important for you to have them filled and picked up before 4:30 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, December 21st).

We recommend that everyone limit exposure to the predicted wind chill temperatures and stay inside your homes.

Wind chill is the temperature it “feels like” outside and is based on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin caused by the effects of wind and cold. As the wind increases, the body is cooled at a faster rate causing the skin temperature to drop. Wind chill does not impact inanimate objects like car radiators and exposed water pipes, because these objects cannot cool below the actual air temperature.

FROSTBITE: Frostbite is an injury to the body caused by freezing body tissue. Th e most susceptible parts of the body are the extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, or the tip of the nose. Symptoms include a loss of feeling in the extremity and awhile or pale appearance. Medical attention is needed immediately for frostbite. The area should be SLOWLY re-warmed.

HYPOTHERMIA: Hypothermia is abnormally low body temperature (below 95 degrees Fahrenheit). Warning signs include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion. Medical attention is needed immediately. If it is not available, begin warming the body SLOWLY.