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Six Easily Avoidable Ways People Die After Hurricanes

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A study of Hurricane Ike found a majority of those deaths were indirectly related to the storm and happened after the storm system had passed.

In 2008, 49 of the 74 deaths in Texas from Hurricane Ike happened due to indirect causes, such as falling branches.

Experts say those deaths and many others like them can be easily avoided.

Carbon monoxide poisoning: You might think drowning is the leading cause of death from a hurricane, but the 2011 Hurricane Ike study found carbon monoxide poisoning is much more deadly.



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