US Texas Boy Dies Of Suspected Hypothermia After Home Suffers Power Outage

09:25  20 february  2021
09:25  20 february  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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An 11-year-old boy died of suspected hypothermia when his mobile home lost power during the historic cold snap that’s washed over Texas . Cristian Pavon Peneda was found dead in his bed Monday — after spending some time out in the snow for the first time in his life, his family told the Houston Chronicle. But the mobile home where his family — who had moved to Texas from Honduras two years ago — was staying in Conroe lost power early Monday, as temperatures plunged into the single digits.

An 11-year-old boy died in an unheated Texas mobile home . Authorities suspect hypothermia . Cristian Pavon, 11, was pronounced dead in Texas on Tuesday afternoon. Subscribe today. But when Pineda nudged the boy , Cristian did not respond to her touch. It was too late by then. Cristian was pronounced dead that afternoon, and authorities are investigating whether the otherwise healthy boy died of hypothermia after the family’s home lost power over the weekend and temperatures in Conroe dipped to single digits earlier this week.

A 11-year-old boy has died of suspected hypothermia in Conroe, Texas, hours after he played in the snow for the first time, as a huge winter storm continued to wreak havoc and cause freezing temperatures across the country.

a truck is parked on the side of a snow covered field: A tractor trailer is stuck in the slick ice and snow on State Highway 195 on February 18, 2021 in Killeen, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas and a 11-year-old child is suspected to have died of hypothermia due to the storm. © Joe Raedle/Getty A tractor trailer is stuck in the slick ice and snow on State Highway 195 on February 18, 2021 in Killeen, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas and a 11-year-old child is suspected to have died of hypothermia due to the storm.

It was his "first time (seeing snow). That's why he was excited outside," the child's mother Maria Elisa Pineda, 34, told The Houston Chronicle on Thursday. "Everything was well. He was happy that day. He was not at all sick." The boy was filmed and photographed frolicking in the snow by his mother, and the pair spent half an hour outside before going inside to get warmer.

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CONROE, Texas - An 11-year-old boy in Texas died in his sleep, and it may have been caused by hypothermia after the family's home lost power . He is among the youngest of the almost 60 deaths contributed to the extreme cold temperatures gripping the south. Cristian Pavon was sleeping late Tuesday under a pile of blankets, his mother, Maria Elisa Pineda, believed. She told Univision her son was known to be a late sleeper. But when she nudged him, Cristian didn’t move. They called 911 and started CPR on the boy . He was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say the family’s

Catastrophic Power Outages in Texas : How to Help. When the power went out in their 40-year-old single-wide mobile home with little insulation on Sunday evening, Cristian was sharing a bed with his 3-year-old stepbrother. However, by 2:00 p.m. the next day, Cristian wasn’t moving even though his He said, “By all other means, he was a normal, healthy child,” and believes that the child may have died of hypothermia from the family’s inability to adapt to the low temperatures in their home caused by the power outages . Maria is hoping to get her son’s remains soon so that they can bring them back to

On Sunday evening, Cristian Pavon Pineda shared a bed with his 3-year-old step-brother in their mobile home that suffered a power loss early Monday on morning, his family told the newspaper.

The family moved to the U.S. from Tela, Honduras, two years ago and were not used to such freezing temperatures.

Although the toddler was fine, the following day, by 2pm, the sixth grader had not stirred. Cristian Pavon Pineda made no complaint of feeling unwell the previous evening, Maria Elisa Pineda said.

After the 11-year-old was found dead on Monday afternoon, his mother and step-father, Manuel Moreno, 38, immediately called the police. Conroe Police Department investigators came to the home and stayed until 8pm that day.

As millions remain without power amid more snow and ice, blame and questions mount

  As millions remain without power amid more snow and ice, blame and questions mount Water supplies in several Texas cities are at risk, officials said, and it could be days or weeks until power is restored. More than 100 million people live in areas of the country under some kind of winter weather warning, the National Weather Service said in an advisory Wednesday, with more bad weather to come.

Authorities believe 11-year-old Cristian Pavon died in his bed from hypothermia on Tuesday after his family's home lost power amid the unfolding winter disaster taking place in Texas .

An 11-year-old Texas boy died of suspected hypothermia in his family's mobile home hours before Ted Cruz abandoned his state and jetted off on a holiday to Cancun at the height of the power crisis that left millions of people without heat and water for days. Cristian Pavon's mother found him unresponsive, huddled under a pile of blankets, on Tuesday - after his home in Conroe lost power at the weekend and temperatures plunged to single digits.

An autopsy was performed Thursday, said Conroe PD spokesman Sgt. Jeff Smith, adding it would take several weeks before cause of death is confirmed.

He said the family home was a 40-year-old single-wide trailer with little insulation. "By all other means, he was a normal, healthy child," Smith said.

Maria Elisa Pineda is trying to secure her son's remains and transport them to Honduras, where his grandparents and other family live. The boy's birth father has been notified of his son's death.

Moreno's sister-in-law, Jaliza Yera, has set up a GoFundMe to help with the expenses.

More than 211,000 power outages were reported by Texas early on Friday morning, according to the PowerOutrage.us. The number had previously been over a million, as the southern state's lowest temperatures in 30 years caused widespread chaos.

Across the state, the freezing temperatures and power outages are disrupting food supply chains, causing shortages. Texans are using up supplies they had stockpiled and losing more as items due to icy cold temperatures and no heating.

Texas' woes foreshadows future climate-change disasters

  Texas' woes foreshadows future climate-change disasters Hot-weather infrastructure and an isolated power grid have left the state unprepared for extreme weather.The storm, which froze nuclear facilities, coal and gas power stations, and wind turbines, offers a cautionary tale of how extreme weather can paralyze critical energy facilities and throw vast swaths of country into chaos. Across the U.S., experts says, states like Texas are largely unprepared for a range of climate emergencies, from Arctic-like cold in warmer regions to widespread flooding, droughts, wildfires and other symptoms of a rapidly heating planet.

A monkey at Primarily Primates in Texas . AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Bob Owen. One of the primates — a chimp named Violet who had previously been used for biomedical research — died from unknown causes amid the power outage , according to the sanctuary, which noted she may have Ventilated propane heaters have since been set up at the 78-acre wildlife center, which was still without power as of Thursday morning. At least nine people have also died in Texas after a powerful winter storm struck the state on Monday. “Every animal matters to us and we are devastated,” said Priscilla

At least 58 people died in storm-affected areas stretching to Ohio, victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, car crashes, drownings, house fires and hypothermia . In Texas , hospitals spent the week grappling with burst pipes, power outages and acute water shortages, making it difficult to care for patients. In Abilene, authorities said a man died at the Hendrick Medical Center after he was unable to get dialysis treatment at the site.

At least 30 deaths in Texas are storm-related, the Washington Post reported on Friday. President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in the southern state, which has been worst-affected by the storm, on January 14.

An estimated 13 million people in Texas were under boil water notices Thursday afternoon as officials responded to the winter storm.

According to the New York Times, temperatures aren't expected to go above freezing until Saturday.

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