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The Freezing Cold Has Killed 8 People And It's Coming To Florida

A deadly polar vortex is heading to the East.
The Freezing Cold Has Killed 8 People And It's Coming To Florida

Florida is cool but nothing compared to what our Midwest friends are experiencing. This one is for the books and it's been brutal. The freezing cold has killed at least 8 people and it seems to be heading to the northeast.

According to Fox News, this extremely cold weather has killed two people in the Detroit area, an elderly man in Illinois was found dead after he fell trying to get to his home, and a student from the University of Iowa was found dead behind an academic hall before dawn.

It was reported that this cold dropped 50 degrees below 0 and that's even colder than parts of Antarctica. Another man in Milwaukee was found dead and frozen in his garage and a man in Chicago was killed by a snow plow. Major attractions and schools have closed and declared emergencies as the temperature kept dropping. It seems this terrific cold is going to be hitting nearby states, such as New York and DC. 

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Temperatures in Tallahassee dropped to the 40s but that didn't keep many locals indoors. Some Miamians are happy for the cool weather despite the brutal cold happening in the midwest. 

When you step outside and it’s unusually cold but then you hear of other places in the negatives with 20in of snow and then you think, “50F is not that bad...” #Miami #MiamiCold

January 31, 2019

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The cold weather has caused some airline gas lines to freeze and caused power outages in Wisconsin and Iowa. While the cold temperature continues moving to the East, South Florida will remain with an average of 52 degrees. 

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It's recommended that people check the status of their flights before heading to the airport as some airports are being closed. 

Cover picture of Chicago, used for illustrative purposes only. 

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