Meteorologist Reporting on Dangerous Winds Helps Elderly Woman From Being Knocked Over

Gusts reached upwards of 72 miles per hour that day.

A Chicago meteorologist covering dangerous wind conditions whipping the city sprang into action to help an elderly woman face off against the blustery weather.   

NBC Chicago’s Byron Miranda was reporting on Michigan Avenue when he spotted a woman clinging on to the side of a building after nearly getting knocked over by gusts that reached upwards of 72 miles per hour on Friday.

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The windblown woman grabbed hold of Miranda’s arm as the pair tried to walk against the wind to the safety of a cab, video posted by the news station showed.


Thank you to the Chicago Samaritans (including our own Byron Miranda) who jumped to the aid of a woman nearly being...

Posted by NBC Chicago on Friday, February 19, 2016

Two other Good Samaritans helped the woman to the taxi as the driver rushed to keep the door open.

One man who helped the woman nearly lost his hat after it was swept off his head, but Miranda said another do-gooder ran to catch it before it was lost forever.

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Viewers took to social media to commend the group for their actions.

“Thank you! Thank you for helping restore just a bit of faith in humanity. Well done!” one person wrote on Facebook.

Another wrote: “Right on Byron! That wind was no joke.”

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