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Galveston County calls for refrigerated truck to handle influx of bodies from freezing weather

GALVESTON, Texas – Galveston County officers are calling for a refrigerated truck to maintain the anticipated influx of bodies of individuals who have died from subfreezing temperatures.

According to the county Medical Examiner’s Office, officers predict to obtain a pair of dozen bodies of individuals who have died in the course of the chilly snap. Officials stated the vans are essential since many funeral houses within the space have lost electrical energy and are unable to home the bodies.

“That number is going to climb as we have the ability to do more welfare checks and check on people who’ve been trapped and without power for the last 48 to 50 hours,” stated Galveston County Judge Mark Henry.

Henry stated the county’s health worker covers each Galveston and Brazoria counties, so that they aren’t but certain if all of the weather-related fatalities are simply Galveston County residents.

Henry didn’t mince phrases over his frustration with the best way the blackouts have been instituted.

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“This was predictable,” Henry stated. “You guys covered it for a week before the event, and yet the Energy Reliability Council, I’d say it’s the most unreliable thing we have around here.”

Henry stated about 90% of Galveston County is with out energy. He laid the blame for these deaths on the toes of the state, saying he would really like to know who made the choice to reduce energy to his county.

Henry stated that is the primary time since he took office in 2011 {that a} request like this has been made by the health worker.

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