10 people died from hypothermia in Harris County during arctic blast, Hidalgo says

A couple walk through falling snow, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in downtown San Antonio. Snow, ice and sub-freezing weather continue to wreak havoc on the state's power grid and utilities. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A couple walk through falling snow, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in downtown San Antonio. Snow, ice and sub-freezing weather continue to wreak havoc on the state's power grid and utilities. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – Ten people have died from hypothermia in Harris County during the winter weather, Judge Lina Hidalgo said Friday.

She added in a tweet that there have been more than 600 cases of carbon monoxide poisioning and that officials are “still counting.”

KPRC 2 is trying to determine this type of data for other areas throughout Southeast Texas and will share the information as it becomes available.


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