Gov Haslam Wants To Know Why 11 Tennesseans Froze To Death During Winter Weather
Some people were found dead in their homes after being without heat. Bill Barton, 73, was found dead in his Magnolia Street Lynchburg home. At least two others were elderly people who froze outside their homes after falling down.
Tennessee’s Health Commissioner said that neighbors checking on neighbors is the best means of preventing hypothermia deaths.
He said most of those who died of hypothermia probably had people who were worried about them but couldn’t get out to check on them.