Cold Weather Blamed for Three Deaths in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The bitter cold apparently has caused three more deaths in Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee County medical examiner says an elderly woman was found collapsed in her attached garage. An autopsy was planned Thursday.
In Green Bay, police say a 60-year-old woman was found dead Wednesday after she apparently fell and hit her head while trying to reach a key she had dropped. Her name was not released.
In western Wisconsin, sheriff's authorities say a man found dead in some woods near Chetek likely died of hypothermia.
Deputies on Wednesday were rechecking an area where Joseph Moen was last seen and discovered his body. The 49-year-old Chetek man was reported missing Dec. 27. Officials say the initial cause of death appears to be exposure to the cold.
East Coast residents are bracing for a deep freeze a day after a massive winter storm slammed the region with heavy snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding.
In northern New England, temperatures will be below zero this weekend. Sunday morning should bring the coldest temperatures from Portland, Maine, to Washington, D.C.
The South won’t be spared, either. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia can expect temperatures around 15 degrees to 20 degrees. Northern Florida will be in the 20s to low 30s.