First victim of brutal Texas winter storm confirmed

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  • First victim of brutal Texas winter storm confirmed
  • Authorities found a man living in a tent dead
  • All 254 Texas counties will remain on alert for brutal cold storm

Dead winter storm Texas. The brutal Texas cold storm has already claimed a victim. A man who lived in a tent was found dead.

Jason Spencer, spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), confirmed to MundoHispánico in Texas than the man who was found inside his makeshift home.

The HCSO has a team of agents that is dedicated to visiting the camps and areas where homeless homeless people live and that is how they discovered the man’s body, this Monday, February 15, 2021.

According to the HCSO spokesperson, the body of the 60-year-old man was found inside his home at the intersection of I-10 and Sheldon Road, under the overpass, where the victim was camping east of the city. city.

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HCSO agents searched that area in the days before the brutal arrival of the snowstorm that hit the greater Houston, Texas area, to offer to take them to the homeless shelters.

Of all the people who were camping in that place, the deceased today was the only one who did not accept the offer of the authorities and decided to face the snowfall on his own.

The victim’s name will not be released until officers assigned to the HCSO’s homeless division can confirm her identity, as she was not carrying identification, and thus be able to report her family, if any.

As of this writing, the official cause of death has also not been released by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (IFS).

All 254 Texas counties will remain on alert for the brutal cold storm.

In Harris County, Judge Lina Hidalgo, the highest authority in the county, ordered on Sunday, February 14, 2021, that the George R. Brown Convention Center, in downtown Houston, be opened as a shelter for the homeless.

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Spencer, the HCSO spokesman, said that “unfortunately” the man who died today refused the help of the authorities in the days before the snow fell and that his death could have been related to the extreme cold that plagues the city.

For its part, the Cy Fair Fire Department (CFFD), in the northwest of the Houston metropolitan area, had to transport a family who almost lost their life.

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According to the CFFD, the father of the family decided to bring a charcoal grill to his house to heat his family, although with no outlet for the smoke, and after four hours the family was poisoned by carbon monoxide aspiration.

At the time of this writing, even though it’s a sunny day, the temperature in the greater Houston area is 21 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 degrees Celsius), according to Harris County meteorologist Jeff Lindner.

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Most of the roads and streets in the city are still covered in a layer of snow. Although a bit of thawing is already visible in some parts, everything will freeze again as evening falls and night falls.

According to Judge Lina Hidalgo, in a press conference in the early hours of Monday, she said that the temperature will continue to drop for the next 48 hours.

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“Today will be an even more difficult night than the night before, but we are going to move on from this, as we have with other disasters that have affected us,” Lina Hidalgo said to instill courage in Harris County residents.

Hidalgo explained that the drop in temperatures could affect the water pumping equipment in the county, which is not prepared to work at such low temperatures, and collapse causing the supply of the vital liquid to be canceled.

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“It is something for which we must be prepared … so if you have the opportunity to store water for the next two or three days, I ask you to do so, because we do not know if we will run out of supply,” said Hidalgo.

The authorities of the various cities that make up the Houston metropolitan area again asked the community to stay away from the roads, due to the danger of ice and snow on the roads.

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