The historic Texas winter storm claimed the lives of nearly two dozen people with more than half reported in the Houston area. Officials say it may be weeks or even months before the final death toll is known.
By late Friday afternoon, officials reported at least 22 people died during the Texas winter freeze. Of those, 12 died in Harris County (Houston) and ten more in Fort Bend (7) and Galveston (3), according to KTRK ABC13.
Most of the deaths came from hypothermia or carbon monoxide poisoning. The death toll is expected to rise and more people are found and autopsies are completed.
Experts say it may take weeks or even months to know exactly how many deaths to attribute to the storm that knocked out power to more than four million Texas customers — some for several days, the Texas Tribune reported.
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