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Winter weather-related deaths have risen over the last several years, according to a report from ValuePenguin. Though these fatalities fluctuate year-to-year depending on weather events, their analysis of NOAA data found there were 236 winter-related deaths in 2021, which is over 50% more than the 153 recorded in 2013.

Texas was hit especially hard in February 2021 when a winter storm caused massive power outages across the state. That event alone resulted in at least 57 deaths. From 2013 to 2022, Texas had the most overall winter weather fatalities (224), followed by Wisconsin (132), Illinois (87), Pennsylvania (70) and Colorado (57).

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected].