Deadly winter, 57 Texans died during winter storm

FORT WORTH, TX - FEBRUARY 16: Pike Electric service trucks line up after a snow storm on February 16, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas as storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

The Texas Department of State Health Services has release preliminary data about last month’s winter storm. Accordind to the data 57 people died across Texas related to the winter.

The majority of the deaths were related to hypotermia or accidents relating carbon monoxide poisoning. The deaths occured between Debruary 11 and March 5.

According to the DSHS website, there are three main ways DSHS is notified of disaster-related deaths, which are if Medical certifiers submit a DSHS form specifying that particular death was related to a disaster if Medical certifiers flag a death record as disaster-related, or if DSHS epidemiologists match public reports of disaster-related deaths to death certificates.


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