Texas County Seeks Morgue Overflow Refrigerators amid Winter Freeze

Texas County Seeks Morgue Overflow Refrigerators amid Winter Freeze


Galveston County, Texas, officials called for a refrigerated truck to hold an expected influx of winter-storm-related deaths. The county judge said they expect to receive “a couple dozen bodies” from people who died during subfreezing conditions and power outages.

Galveston County Medical Examiners Office told reporters they are expecting to receive a couple dozen bodies of people who died during this week’s freezing temperatures, Click2Houston reported. The official said they are not able to transfer the bodies to funeral homes because of power outages in those facilities.

An update from Galveston County Judge Mark Henry regarding the sustained power outages in the county over the past 2 days. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear the transmission companies or ERCOT are placing any priority on getting @GalvCoTx customers back online with power today. pic.twitter.com/GeRz7Zi9gc

— Galveston County TX (@GalvCoTx) February 16, 2021

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