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The Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed that at least 20 people were killed due to Hurricane Ike in Galveston and Brazoria County. At this point, we don't know how those people died.
Meanwhile, the Harris County medical examiner confirmed that at least 10 deaths in the county were related to the storm. Three of those deaths were tree related, five from carbon monoxide and two in house fires.
The victims were identified as the following:
A white male, 10, of Montgomery County died from blunt trauma. He was struck by falling tree limb cut down in preps for hurricane.
A 19-year-old Hispanic of Harris County died from carbon monoxide poisoning while lying on the couch in smoke filled living room next to gas generator.
A white female, 58, of Harris County died from a house fire. She was found in living room after house fire with evidence of multiple candles around house due to power outage.
A Hispanic male, 54, of Harris County died from carbon monoxide poisoning. He was found seated in a chair in closed garage near gas generator.
A Hispanic male, 4, of Harris County died from carbon monoxide. He was found in a bedroom with three siblings with a gas generator in the house with closed doors. The boy's siblings and mother were transported to hospital.
A Hispanic female, 53, Harris County died in a house fire. She was found in bedroom after a house fire with evidence of multiple candles due to a power outage,
A white male, 61, of Harris County died from blunt trauma. He fell off a 20 ft. ladder while cutting branches to clear debris.
A Hispanic male, 20, of Harris County died from carbon monoxide. He was found in a bedroom with generator in kitchen
A Hispanic male, 32, of Harris County died from carbon monoxide. He was found in a bedroom with a generator in the kitchen.
A white male, 9, of Montgomery County from blunt trauma. He was struck by tree limb while cutting trees in his yard after hurricane.
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