By Allyson Waller, The Texas Tribune
Written by Texas Tribune on Jan 10 2022 - 12:16pm
Written by San Antonio Current on Jun 14 2021 - 5:24pm
The failure of Texas’ electrical grid during February's winter storm likely killed hundreds more people than the state officials have so far acknowledged, according to a new data analysis by BuzzFeed News. Reviewing federal mortality data, the news site estimated that 702 people died during the week of the storm, which cut off power to millions of Texans during freezing weather. That toll is multiple times higher than the official count of 151 shared by state health officials.