One Coastal Bend death reported from winter storm
Preliminary data from the Texas Department of State Health Services shows that there has been at least one area death related to last month’s winter storm.
The area death that occurred was from Aransas County. Officials did not release any information about the death or the cause of death except that a majority of storm-related deaths verified to this point were associated with hypothermia. There have also been multiple deaths caused by motor vehicle accident, carbon monoxide poisoning, medical equipment failure, falls, and fire.
In Nueces County there have been no winter storm related deaths as of yet, though researchers are still combing through the data. Douglas Lovelady, spokesperson for the Department of State Health Services says that the data is being updated weekly.
Statewide there have been 57 deaths attributed so far to the winter storm. A majority of those came from Harris County which has recorded 25 storm related deaths. Officials say that the deaths that have been noted so far occurred between Feb. 11 and March 5.