28 winter weather deaths

Posted on Październik 16, 2007


In 2004, there were 28 winter weather deaths, matching 2003. This
number is down from the 10-year average of 44. Pennsylvania logged the
highest death toll with six, followed closely by Virginia with five.

The most hazardous place to be in the winter of 2004 was in a vehicle,
which accounted for 20 (71%) of the winter weather victims, followed
by outside with 6 (21%). Unlike 2003 when seniors were the hardest hit
age group, in 2004 victims were more likely to be in the 20-29 age
range, which counted 14 deaths. There were again no ice related deaths
in 2003 but avalanches accounted for 12 fatalities, up from 9 in 2003.

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