Businesses preparing for weekend snow storm

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Area hospitals are prepared for victims of the approaching winter storm and the bitter cold.

At Barnes Hospital, doctors and nurses employ all sorts of methods to warm up a person who is overwhelmed by the frigid weather.

A warmer keeps blankets toasty.

They can heat saline solution to 101 degrees and have that circulate through a patient`s body.

Plus they have a special blanket, which hot air is pumped through it as it covers the patient.

Doctors are reminding everyone: frost bite can occur in only minutes if temperatures drop to single digits.