Sussex County Delaware
Winter Storms
 
Winter Storm Deaths ...

Winter storms are considered deceptive killers because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm.

WeatherOne Weather Alert BroadcasterFor instance, people can die in traffic accidents on icy roads, die from heart attacks while shoveling snow, and die of hypothermia.

Everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. Recent statistics on winter storm deaths include the following:

    Related to Ice and Snow:
  • About 70 percent occur in automobiles
  • About 25 percent are caught out in the storm
  • The majority are males more than 40 years of age
    Related to Exposure to Cold:
  • 50 percent are people more than 60 years of age
  • More than 75 percent are males
  • About 20 percent occur in the homes
  • Winter Storm Preparation
  • Winter Storm Family Disaster Plan
  • Watches, Warnings Explained
  • When Caught in a Winter Storm
  • Hypothermia and Frost Bite
  • Mid-Atlantic Winter Storms
  • Causes of Winter Storms
  • Winter Storm Deaths
  • Impact of Winter Storms
  • Types of Winter Precipitation

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