STORM DEATHS Summer Storms Responsible For Three Deaths
Reported by: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Aug. 3, 2012 1:04 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 3, 2012 1:18 PM EDT
, West Virginia
State health officials say the summer storms that ripped through West Virginia back in June caused a total of three deaths statewide. The June 29th windstorm also crippled electric service throughout the Mountain State.
A check of emergency rooms by the Department of Health and Human Services says the deaths occurred in Pocahontas, Randolph and Webster Counties.
They were the result of carbon monoxide poisoning from using a generator indoors, delayed access to health care, and heat-related illness. Other injuries also were associated with people eating spoiled food.
At it's peak, nearly 700,000 customers lost power, some for as long at ten days.
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