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Texas to record most deaths from high temperatures in 2022: Border towns most affected

Efe.- The Heat At the end Texas increased death expatriates for high temperatureBecause these deaths are more in border countries Mexico And according to an analysis of official figures done by the newspaper, the state’s residents exceed Texas Tribune.

were between 1999 and 2022 325 heat death Newspaper details, both on the border, in Webb County and the other 202 in Brooks.

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The publication said that, according to experts, local officials and groups that advocate for expatriatesin policies boundary They have forced these migrants to enter the country through remote and dangerous routes.

were in the north during last summer Texas with 36 consecutive days Temperature above it 38 °Cand the Big Bend area, in the southwest of the state, along the border with Mexico, experienced 78 days with Temperature over that mark.

least 214 people died in Texas due to heat during the first nine months of the previous year, and 56.5% of those were Residents According to the Texas Tribune, from another state or another country.

“This number includes deaths of 93 residents, many of whom were homeless Texans or people living without air conditioning,” the newspaper said, based on data from the state Department of Health Services (dshs,

“But more than half of the heat-related deaths in Texas were ‘non-resident’.” Last year was the third year in a row that heat deathsnon-residents, more than Texans die from the heat,” he said.

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“Non-resident” can mean people who are from another state or another country, according to the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the publication explained.

“But the fact is that since 1999 the counties on or near the border have led the state for the number of heat-related deaths, they are mostly expatriates who died while crossing the border,” said Texas Tribune.

“We are witnessing a crisis human right along the border, “said Fernando Garcia, executive director Step Border Network for Human Rights. “estus deaths are the result of policies on the border”.

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