Wednesday, January 8, 2014

PSA: Warm Weather is Annoying...

Record-breaking temperatures and wind chills claimed the life of one Maryland man Tuesday.

An arctic blast brought record-breaking temperatures and wind chills near minus 20 degrees to the area late Monday evening and into Tuesday. Many local officials warned of hypothermia cases, especially among the homeless population.

In Morningside, Md., the body of a possibly homeless Maryland man was found behind a business in the 4700 block of Allentown Road around 10 a.m. Tuesday.

"He was frozen solid," a witness told News4's Erika Gonzalez. "Someone could've done something. If it was a puppy or a kitten, someone would've done something for it."

A number of employees along the stretch of Allentown Road told News4's Erika Gonzalez they knew the victim and checked on him as best they could. They last saw him sleeping outside a business Monday.

"He was a good person, you know. He didn't bother nobody," said Justin Gerard, who works at a local sub shop. Helast saw the man Monday night and served him a hot meal. Gerard said he tried to keep the man out of the cold as long as possible.

The victim's body was found the next morning wedged between a brick retaining wall and a chain-link fence. Those who work in the area say the man had been in the area for about a year.

Hopefully, the worst of this cold spell is behind us now; the thermometer read 9 F this morning, but it warmed into the mid 20s by mid day; tomorrow is supposed to be even better.

And just because I had never heard of Nancy Griffith before I did the search on that song:

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