The winter storm in Texas in February of 2021 was so catastrophic that it resulted in power outage in millions of homes and a death toll of 111, according to a news article on DallasNews.com. 11 of the total number of people who died due to the effects of winter storm in Texas were people in Dallas-Forth Worth area.
Forth Worth, Texas had a massive car accident in February of 2021 because of the extreme weather condition. The winter storm caused a multiple car pileup crash that involved more than 133 vehicles, claimed the lives of six people and injured many others. The roads in Forth Worth at the time were covered in ice and sleet, which led to the massive accident.
According to the article on DallasNews.com, the number of fatalities due to the extreme weather condition has exceeded that of the fatalities caused by Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Department of Health Services reported the 111 deaths caused by the mid-February winter storm, which caused a wide-scale power outage, which affected millions of homes. The agency’s initial death toll had been 57 on the third week of March.
Three of the eleven deaths in Dallas-Forth Worth occurred in Dallas County. And, there were two in Collin County and another two in Ellis County. The remaining four deaths each occurred in the counties Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Lamar.
A death toll of 111 is very saddening. It has exceeded the death toll from Hurricane Harvey in 2017, which had a death toll of 103, according to the National Hurricane Center, as stated in the article. 68 direct deaths and 35 indirect deaths account for the total number of deaths due to Hurricane Harvey.
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