Mudcat Café message #4097856 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167528   Message #4097856
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
15-Mar-21 - 09:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
A month after Winter Storm "Uri" the number who died (so far - I won't be surprised of solitary homeowners turn up eventually having died during the cold) is 57. Dallas Morning News story:

Dozens of Texans died as a result of last month’s brutal winter storm that knocked out power and water to millions of people across the state, according to preliminary data the Department of State Health Services released Monday.

According to the state, at least 57 deaths were attributed to the mid-February storm, with 25 of them in Harris County.

Only three of the deaths reported by the state were in North Texas; two occurred in Collin County and one was in Grayson County.

Those numbers are likely to grow: The Dallas County medical examiner’s office previously said that it was investigating whether 17 deaths were linked to the storm, including at least three potential deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Most of the 57 deaths verified as caused by the storm were the result of hypothermia, according to the state agency. There also were multiple deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning, falls, fire, medical equipment failure and traffic accidents.