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First Cold-Weather Death Reported in Maryland

December 8th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Health today reported the first cold-related death in Maryland for the 2023-2024 winter weather season. The deceased individual is an adult male in the 70-80 age range. To prevent the onset of cold-related illness, including frostbite, Marylanders should avoid exposure to cold weather, both by limiting time outside and by wearing several layers of lightweight, insulated clothing. Marylanders in need of warming centers are encouraged to contact their local health department or to call 2-1-1 to get information about warming center locations. Some heating sources can cause fires, injuries, burns, or carbon monoxide poisoning if not installed and maintained properly.